Chernobyl Way rally to cost organisers 14 million rubles
The organisers of the Chernobyl Way rally 2015 were charged a bill of almost 14 million (13,661,500 rubles) by the Minsk police.
Belaruskaya Prauda learnt it from Illia Dabratvor, one of the organisers.
The applicants have to pay the required sum within 10 days after the rally.
Major-general Aliaksandr Barsukou, the chief of the Minsk police, promised to transfer the money to an orphanage. Applicants agreed to pay for the rally on this condition.
The Minsk city executive committee permitted to hold the Chernobyl Way rally, but changed the time of gathering. People are expected to gather from 14:00 to 14:30 and have a march from 14:30 to 16:00.
According to the application for the rally, participants of the Chernobyl Way are expected to gather near Kastrychnik cinema from 14:00 to 15:00 and march to the Chernobyl chapel in the Peoples' Friendship Park from 15:00 to 16:00. The organising committee refused to hold a meeting on April 26, as it has no sense and costs too much.
The slogan of the rally will be “Say no Russian nuclear threat!”
The application for the rally was signed by Illia Dabratvor, a representative of Razam solidarity movement; head of the BPF party Aliaksei Yanukevich; co-head of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party Vital Rymasheuski; representative of the Belarusian Green Party Zmitser Kuchuk; representative of For Freedom movement Yuras Hubarevich.
“The three components of the nuclear threat – Chernobyl, the Belarusian NPP and a nuclear war – have one common thing – totalitarianism that devalues opinions, desires, health and life of people.
The political, social and cultural policy of the authoritarian authorities of Belarus aggravates the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster, exposing life of Belarusians to a very dangerous radioactive effect.
Putin's Russia is the main source of the nuclear threat in the world. This country spends huge state funds on issuing loans to construct nuclear power plants across the world and offers unprecedented benefits for its state-own nuclear corporation Rosatom. This country will spend huge money on the army, police and other law-enforcement agencies in 2015 – about 40% of its budget! It makes us think. History shows that such facts lead to the most devastating consequences.
The Chernobyl Way rally today is not just a usual mourning rally for victims of the Chernobyl disaster. It is a reminder and a warning,” the draft resolution of the Chernobyl Way rally says.