Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
Despite the attempts of the Belarusian authorities to aggravate the situation in the country and get a legitimate reason to use force on the eve of the presidential election, opposition rallies more and more participants.
So, on Friday, July 30, at the Bangalor square in Minsk a rally was held in support of the opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski and its ally, Maria Kolesnikova and Veronika Tsepkalo. It was the largest permitted rally of the Belarusian opposition in recent times, reports the BBC Russian service.
According to various estimates, the share went from 35 to 63 thousand people. People came to the Park a large stream, at the entrance formed a long queue.
In social media published pictures taken from the drone, which show that quite a large area filled with people.
The human sea in Bangalore — top view. Impressive.
Meeting Svetlana Tikhanovski today pic.twitter.com/HX2AYEWBur
— Belarusian guerrilla (@belpartisan) July 30, 2020
Coming on the scene, Tikhanovski appealed to supporters, criticizing the Belarusian security forces for brutality in crackdown on opposition rallies. “People who want a decent life, not criminals, she said. — It is our people. The people who want peaceful change of power. Please do not go against your conscience, don’t go against their own people”.
Tikhanovski also commented on the detention in Minsk of the team of Russians, who, according to the statement of the authorities of the country belong to the private military company “Wagner”, which, as reported by the media, fought in the Ukraine, Syria, Libya and other countries.
On Thursday the Investigative Committee of Belarus announced that the Russians suspected of preparation of mass disorders in the country. The Minister also States that we are talking about the same riots in the preparation of which had previously accused Sergei Tikhanovski. On Thursday, the Secretary of security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov said that the country at large is 170 fighters, trained sniper and subversive activities that pose a risk, especially at public events.
“When we all know the story about that in Minsk was arrested a group of militants, we started to think who these fighters tie”, — said Tikhanovski during the rally. She said that the opposition expected or ban rallies or provocations, however, the group “tied” to her detained husband Sergei Tikhanovski.
And remember, as Bangalore was considered the worst place for rallies? pic.twitter.com/4kt3hLIKkl
— RB of a brain (@belamova) on July 30, 2020
“This morning there was a meeting at the CEC where we outlined the situation. We were told that during the rally there will be a extra security, thank you very much power for it. But this morning I looked into the eyes of senior officials said that for them the main value is people”, — said Tikhanovski.
“You said that the life and destiny of man are important for you, and in a few hours you break the fate of a man”she said about the case of her husband.
A few hours before the start of the rally near the Park were seen several dozen paddy wagons with Riot police and police. At the entrance to the protest of people was seen. Local media, which led the stream from the event, complained about the very bad quality of mobile Internet.
The meeting ended about ten o’clock, in accordance with the agreement with the authorities. The people dispersed, police, standing nearby, began to disperse. On the detention of the posts there.
Earlier, the “FACTS” I wrote that this is the second mass action Tikhanovski in Minsk. The first meeting which was held on July 19, has collected, according to the center “Spring”, about 7.5 thousand people.