The head of the Vitebsk "BPF Youth" and one of the founders of the movement "Free Way" Alexander Kuznetsov was rejected from Pershamaiski executive committee. He applied for a picket on March 4 with the aim of "public expression of protest against the illegal actions of officials Interior, which violate the constitutional rights of citizens. "
City council rejected an activist on the ground that he had requested permission to hold a rally at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Chernyakhovskogo Builders, and this place is not one of those defined by the authorities for public events.
According to Alexander Kuznetsov, hold a picket in thinly populated parks, officially defined by the authorities, just inappropriate. The activist was going to pass out leaflets with information about the events of March 19 — a massive police crackdown protests. And so the picket specially timed to the Day of Belarusian police said Mr Kuznetsov:
"We have decided to apply to the picket, as on December 19 was violence against the people, and so on March 4 — is, unfortunately, not a holiday. Terror was used by the police, and we would like to convey this information to the people. "
In Last year, human rights activist Paul Levinov also appealed to local authorities for permission to picket to draw attention to the violations of the constitutional rights of citizens by the police. The action is also tied to the Day of Belarusian police, and hold it as not allowed.