Rallies in support of Belarus held in Europe

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such rallies were also held in the United States and Australia
18:10, 30 May 2021

Rally of solidarity with Belarus took place in Kyiv

On May 29, rallies were held in a number of European cities within the framework of the action "Global Picket of Solidarity with Belarus". It is reported by DW.

In particular, in Berlin, about 300 people held a rally criticizing the ruling in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The event took place near the Russian Embassy.

Then the demonstrators marched through the center of the German capital, accompanied by the police. The action was peaceful. The participants honored the memory of those killed during the protests in Belarus with a minute of silence.

Meanwhile, Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide expressed solidarity with the Belarusians' demand for democracy. As the head of the country's Foreign Ministry assured, Oslo respects the courage and resilience of peaceful protesters in Belarus and supports them. She noted that the regime's attempts to silence critics reached a new level after the interception of a Ryanair plane over Belarus and the arrest of opposition blogger Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega.

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In particular, the action of solidarity with Belarusians took place on Independence Square in Kyiv, about 70 people took part in it.

Hundreds of people gathered at protests in Poland and Lithuania to express support for the opposition in neighboring Belarus. They called for the release of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega, the BBC reports.

It is noted that protests took place throughout Europe, as well as in the United States and Australia.

"I call on all EU countries and the United States to help us release Roman and Sofia, as well as all the other prisoners," mother of Roman Protasevich said at a rally in the Polish capital Warsaw.

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