The destruction of crosses in the tract is beyond morality.
On April 4, the authorities destroyed about 100 crosses that were installed around the perimeter of the memorial in Kurapaty, and on Saturday, April 13, another 50.
This has caused shock, confusion and an outburst of indignation in the society. Vitsebsk coordinator of the organizing committee for the creation of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party Tatsiana Seviarynets has commented on the actions of the authorities to Vitsebsk Viasna:
“Kuropaty is a callus, which prevents this vile power to trade off the country's independence. It groans and hurts all the time, recalling the terrible, but true life story of the Belarusians who lived under Russian occupation.
The destruction of crosses is beyond morality. This is state vandalism. And after this, it would be well to move on to a nationwide act of civil disobedience.
After all, the power that is obliged to serve the people tramples the holy and jumps on the graves. What should the people do with such a ruler? Yes, boot him out, as only the people of Belarus can be the real masters of the Belarusian land,” – Tatsiana Seviarynets says.
We remind that the Narodnaya Hramada party, a member of the Belarusian National Congress, called for a new prayer, “Deliver Us From The Evil,” near the administration of Lukashenka (Minsk, Karl Marx Street, 38) on April 15 at 6 pm.
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.
On April 12, authorities demolished another 50 crosses around the Kurapaty perimeter.