Minsk authorities ban BPF picket
The Minsk city executive committee has once again banned a picket of solidarity with the Ukrainian people organized by the Belarusian Popular Front. BPF deputy head Ihar Lialkou asked for permission to hold a rally on May 28 at the monument to Taras Shevchenko, BPF’s press-service reports.
A letter signed by the deputy chairman of the Minsk city executive committee Ihar Karpenka says that the place would be occupied by a different event. However, the official failed to specify what kind of event was scheduled for the same time.
This is the third refusal to hold a rally of solidarity with the Ukrainian people received by the BPF party activists this year.