White-Red-White Flags over Minsk

2007 2007-05-15T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Source: www.charter97.org

A number of white-red-white flags emerged on roofs of buildings in Minsk and other cities of Belarus on 14 May, the anniversary of the referendum for changing state symbols. National flags were put up on multistory buildings in Vaneyeu Street, Dauhabrodskaya Street, and in Uskhod and Uruchcha suburbs of Minsk. Some flags were fluttering over Minsk for several hours. Actions have been staged by Initiative and Young Front activists.

12 years ago, on 14 May 1995, a referendum was held in Belarus. Questions about replacing white-red-white flag and the emblem Pahonia as state symbols, canceling the status of the Belarusian language as the single state language, about economic integration with Russia, and the president’s right to dismiss the Parliament were offered for voting.

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