23 July 2019, Tuesday, 4:36
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Authorities Demolished Crosses In Kurapaty Again


By order of Lukashenka, 50 metal crosses from the side of the Minsk Ring Road have been demolished.

On April 13, in Kurapaty, all the metal crosses standing along the Minsk ring road were demolished, Radio Svaboda reports.


According to the information provided by the state agency BelTA, voluntary Saturday works to clean-up and improve the territory were held in Kurapaty.

“This is our traditional event before Easter and Radunitsa,” – the chairman of the Minsk regional union of trade unions, Viktar Malinouski, said.

More than 100 people took part in the subbotnik – about 40 members of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union, representatives of the White Russia association, of the Belarusian Red Cross Society and veterans' organizations.

The Basta! Telegram channel commented on the events in the following way: “This morning, about 50 metal crosses along the Moscow Ring Road has been destroyed. The authorities brought in accomplices from lukamol and White Russia. The evidence base for the future tribunal was carefully documented by the BT crew.”

We remind that on April 4, authorities demolished crosses around the Kurapaty perimeter.

Activists report that about 100 crosses were pulled down and taken away.

On March 1, at a press conference, Lukashenka expressed dissatisfaction with the crosses around Kurapaty, which can be seen from the road.

One of the leaders of the Belarusian National Congress, Mikalai Statkevich, called for Sunday’s public prayer near the Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral (Orthodox) at Freedom Square, about 1000 people took part in it.

Co-chairman of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Pavel Seviarynets supported the idea of holding the prayer service.