“Pocket” Writers’ Union Founded with the help of Riot Policemen 13:09, 18/11/2005
The leaders of the current Union of Writers: its chairman Ales Pashkevich, deputy chairman Barys Pyatrovich and Eduard Akulin, and representatives of independent media were not let into the Trade Union Palace in Minsk where a constitutive meeting of the pro-governmental Union of Writers started. As the Charter’97 press-center was informed, a special police regiment is guarding the building. The officers of the special police force forces in a private conversation say that they have been called in to guard the building “for the event of attack”. What kind of “attack” are pro-Lukashenka writers afraid of?