Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Local Belarusians gearing up for protests

On Sunday, 18 March, the Belarusian-American Association and its youth organization will lead a demonstration in commemoration of a protest on Kalinouski Square in Minsk against rigged presidential election results. The demonstration will take place at 10:30 a.m. near UN headquarters, between 42nd and 43rd street on First Avenue in Manhattan.

Similar events will take place around the world, in Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, Geneva, Chemnitz, Freiburg, Vilnius, Lund, Stockholm, Brussels, Porto, Lisbon, Riga, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Arhus, Bern, Helsinki, Dublin, Montenegro, Nancy and Boston. More at
Charter97 and BAZA.

Information from last year's protests:
Sunday: Elections in Belarus, New York’s Belarusians protest, Protests in Belarus continue.

Another protest is planned for the same location on 25 March, the 89th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Belarusian People's Republic (see Slavs of New York from last year’s
88th Annversary). That one starts at 10:00 a.m. (Charter97).

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