24 January 2018, Wednesday, 4:29

Klichau authorities against sobriety


The authorities of Klichau banned a picket against alcohol consumption that had been permitted earlier.

They allowed to carry out the picket, but later sent a letter saying the organisers should sign contracts with the police, the ambulance service and the utilities office as well as get permission from the owner of the shop, near which the picket was planned, charter97.org has learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Christian Democracy.

The organiser of the picket, BCD activist Sviatlana Hrytsenka, talked to the shop owner. He said he personally supported the picket, but refused to give his permission. So, the picket was disrupted.

Sviatlana Hrytsenka thinks the Klichau authorities allowed the picket, because they didn't know Sviatlana was an opposition activist. Trying to fix their mistake, they sent the letter that in fact banned the pocket.

The picket in Klichau, a part of the campaign “Protect Children from Alcohol, >was among few of 100 pickets