Dzyady rally in Minsk (Photo, video)
12:55, — Politics
A march to Kurapaty memorial area was held under national white-red-white flags and portraits of political prisoners.
The march gathered about 500 people, Nasha Niva newspaper reports.
At 11:30 a.m, a column of demonstrates started moving from the Minsk Watch Plant to Kurapaty memorial area on the north of Minsk, the burial place of victims of Stalin repression. The route of the march was traditional – Independence Avenue – Kalinouski Street – Sedykh Street – Karbyshev Street – Gamarnik Street – Miroshnichenko Street. Secret services officers were filming participants of the march all the way to Kurapaty.
The column was led by former political prisoner Syarhei Kavalenka. Demonstrators held portraits of Zmitser Dashkevich and Eduard Lobau.
Representatives of the Conservative Christian Party BPF addressed the people at the rally in Kurapaty. Valery Buival reminded that Kurapaty area set the beginning of honouring memory of victims of the Communist regime in Belarus. A statement by CCP/BPF head Zyanon Paznyak was read out.
CCP/BPF deputy head Yury Belenki said the crimes in Kurapaty had became possible after occupation of the country by Russian Bolsheviks. The politician touched the theme of the recent “parliamentary elections”. According to him, the official statistics was overrated. Belenki said that members of election commissions told him in private conversations that only voter turnout was only 12%.
Activists collected signatures against construction of Bulbash Hall entertainment centre near Kurapaty area.
New crosses were set in Kurapaty after the rally.
The rally ended with signing “Mighty God” song.
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