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Zmitser Dashkevich: Belarus to have own Biryulyovo sooner or later

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Zmitser Dashkevich: Belarus to have own Biryulyovo sooner or later

The policy carried out by the Belarusian government creates conditions for national conflicts.

The events in Russia may repeat in Belarus sooner or later if Lukashenka continues to implement his labour migration ideas, former political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich thinks.

He said it in an interview with Radio Svaboda.

“If authorities of any country provide an ill-considered migration policy, it destabilises society. What we observe in Russia today can be seen in any country, including European ones, that has to invite migrant workers for jobs unpopular among locals.

We don't such conflicts now. Protests similar to those in Russia will happen here sooner or later, if Lukashenka continues his policy, when our citizens have to go abroad to work and people from North Korea, China and other countries are invited here,” he said.

We remind that people gathered on Sunday in the Western Biryulyovo district in southern Moscow near the place where Yegor Shcherbakov, 25, was killed in front of his girlfriend by a non-Slavic migrant on the night of October 10. The gathering turned into violent clashes and riots.

A mob of more than 1000 people headed by nationalists and football fans went to the Biryiza shopping centre. People broke windows and tried to set the building on fire. The most aggressive protesters moved to the vegetable warehouse. The riot police arrived when the most active participants were leaving the warehouse. About 400 people are reported by the Interior Ministry to be detained. They are being questioned in the criminal case over hooliganism.

Lukashenka said on October 11 during a press conference for Russian journalists that Belarus was ready to accept 10 million workers for permanent residency.