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Baranavichy entrepreneurs elected representatives for negotiations with president

2014 2014-07-01T16:53:39+0300 2014-07-01T16:53:39+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

July 1, about 300 individual entrepreneurs working at the central market of Baranavichy, strarted a collective strike in protest against Presidential Decree No. 222.

Their informal leader, Mikalai Charnavus, told about the results of the entrepreneurs' forum held in Minsk June 30. After this, a column of entrepreneurs proceeded from the central market to the place of meeting with the city authorities. On the way, they were joined by entrepreneurs from the Paleski market. They spent some time standing in the hall of the city mayor's office. However, no officials dared to come out to speak with them.

The entrepreneurs state that the decree according to which entrepreneurs are obliged to have certificates for the imported goods will put small business to its knees, that's why they need to unite and defend their rights.

Participants of the meeting decided that if the city administration does not want to listen to them they had to go to Minsk. Tomorrow, a delegation of individual entrepreneurs is going to pay a visit to the Presidential Administration. The majority of entrepreneurs also decided to come to the city employment center on 2 June in order to register as unemployed.

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