March of solidarity with Belarus takes place in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Its participants went from Independence Square to the Embassy of Belarus
19:59, 28 June 2020

Rally of solidarity with Belarus took place in Kyiv

The rally of solidarity with Belarus took place in Kyiv today, June 28. Its participants marched from Independence Square. This was reported by the Ukrinform correspondent.

Later activists came to the monument to the Belarusian hero of "Heaven's Hundred" Mikhail Zhizhevsky on the Hrushevsky street, where a minute of silence was honored in memory of the deceased activist. After that, the participants moved to the Belarusian Embassy in Kyiv, where they plan to hold a rally.

Activists marched with the slogans “Freedom to Belarus!”, “No to repression!”, “Freedom to political prisoners!”, “No to torture in prisons”. Participants of the columns wanted to draw the attention of the international community to the situation in Belarus.

Related: Belarusian presidential candidate Viktor Babariko charged

The next presidential election to be held in Belarus on August 9. At the same time, potential opponents of the current president, Alexander Lukashenko, who has been leading the country since 1994, were arrested.

In this regard, thousands of Belarusians took to the central streets of their cities in protest. Belarusian police began to detain protesters. On June 19, over 100 people were detained without any reason.

Subsequently, in many countries, actions were held against political repression and persecution in Belarus and demanding to ensure the right of Belarusians to democratic elections.

Related: Detentions, protests, angry Lukashenko: Three features of election campaign in Belarus

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