Brest authorities ban a picket against the bad state of the roads

2013 2013-08-12T19:34:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Brest City Executive Committee prohibited the local activists of the civil campaign "Tell the truth!" to hold a picket against the unsatisfactory state of the roads in the suburb of Paudniovy. As stated by an activist of the campaign Ihar Maslouski, the participants of the event intended to protest against the disregard of the officials towards a collective appeal on this matter, signed by 1,100 people. The appeal concerned the state of the road in Rokossovskiy Street and between Rokossovskiy and Zhukov Streets, a 500-meter area where the activists counted more than one thousand damages.

The activists achieved a partial repair of the road, but the authorities refused to make a pavement there. As a result, the activists decided to hold a picket on 12 August near the “Euroopt” supermarket not far from the problem road. However, the authorities banned the action referring to the fact they hadn't determined this place as proper for mass event.

At the same time, according to Mr. Maslouski, there is no use to raise the issue related to the Paudniovy suburb in other places of the city, where such mass events can be held. The activists of “Tell the Truth!” continue the action ban as dictated by the wish of the authorities to hush a problem they cannot solve.

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