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Belarusian Diaspora To Join Celebration Of BPR's 100th Anniversary

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Festive events will be held in Europe, Canada and the USA.

The Belarusian diaspora in many countries around the world will join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR). This was announced by the representatives of the National Organizing Committee for the celebration at a press-conference on February 21 in Minsk.

"The date of the BPR's 100th anniversary will not remain without the attention of the Belarusian diaspora around the world," said the chairman of the For Freedom movement Yury Hubarevich. Festive events, he said, will be held in Prague, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw and Bialystok, New York, Washington and Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa, and London. "There will be enough intensive programs, including those involving government representatives, and the scientific community of these countries," - Hubarevich said.

Politician Viachaslau Siuchyk added that the Belarusians would celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BPR in Ireland, Belgium, Israel and Ukraine. As for the celebration in Belarus, then, as Siuchyk stressed, "the main thing is that the Belarusian authorities do not use violence against peaceful participants of the festive event."

The application for the action was filed to the Minsk city executive committee on January 25. It was signed by representatives of 13 parties and organizations that are members of the organizing committee for the event: the BPF Party, the steering committee for the creation of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party, the United Civil Party, the "For Freedom" movement, the "Razam" Solidarity Movement, the Belarusian Social Democratic Party, The Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly), the steering committee for the creation of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (People's Assembly), the steering committee of the Belarusian Movement party, the "Dzeia" initiative, the REP trade union, the movement "For Independence and Statehood" and the "European Belarus" civil campaign.