Homel: democratic activists commemorate victims of repressions on the eve of Forefathers' Day

2014 2014-11-03T23:44:26+0300 2014-11-04T13:09:27+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/gomel-dziady-1.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On the eve of the Forefathers' Day, November 2, representatives of the democratic forces of Homel traditionally commemorated the victims of repression in the Soviet years.


Under the white-red-white flag activists laid wreaths to the cross on the Chernihiv highway - one of the places of burial of the victims of the Bolshevik dictatorship in 1919-1940. Also, representatives of the democratic forces cleared other places of mass executions of the repressed from litter.

For the first time in recent years,
the opposition rally was held without an explicit control on the part of law enforcement agencies. During previous actions, the laying of wreaths was filmed people in civilian clothes. This time, no cameraman in mufti could be seen. However, the action participants don't rule out that they could be shot on video from a car parked near the highway, and can be accused of holding an authorized event, as it was last year.

"Those regimes that now hold power in some post-Soviet countries,
haven't drawn any conclusions from the Soviet times. They allow the same mistakes and try to restore the principles that ruled the 1930-40-ies" - said the deputy chairman of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakou.