About 60 wheelchair users from Belarus, who provided 11 organizations gathered at 11:00 on Bangalore Square. Then took permission from the authorities solidarity rally with disabilities in Europe in the fight for equal rights.
Lukashenko urged to "stop genocide disabled" (online reportage photos)
Starashynya Central Rada "Republican Association wheelchair" Sergei Drozdowski said that persons with disabilities in Belarus each year exhibit the same requirements, and the situation does not change. He spoke out against the planned configurations laws that deprive disabled benefits:
"The initiator configurations acted presidential administration and the Ministry of Health. The law on social protection of cut 8 articles. For example, the article is canceled, where the government guarantees us the issue of technical means of rehabilitation or compensation if we do not get them. In practice, we will no longer receive cars, and later, perhaps, strollers, etc.. Deprive our fare accompanied. "
"People with disabilities feel at first for all the shortcomings of social policy"
Sovereign Drozdowski said that disabled people have transferred their petition to the Constitutional Tribunal and the House of Representatives, but This time no reaction. He voiced an appeal to the head of Belarus, which was signed by the participants of the meeting:
"We appeal to you to, as the guarantor of our constitutional rights with an appeal launched a campaign to end the genocide disabled. Wheelchair and bedridden invalids experiencing for themselves the very first fully all the shortcomings of social policy. Become common failure and violation of the main articles of the Constitution with respect to persons with disabilities wheelchairs. "
Whereupon Rally participants dressed in orange and yellow shirts, decided to go to the presidential administration to actually pass the petition led Belarus.
"We can not fly"
This way almost 7 km passed through Yakub Kolas and Victory. Wheelchair users could not use the subways and subway, as their language of movement prevented the highest curbs. Participants of the rally had to finish the traffic to move out and move along the roadway. A participant of Natalia from Grodno:
"Through the underpass no general ability to walk down an elevator or ramp. And in another way. Fly we do not know."
The policemen tried to stop the column on Yakub Kolas and even warned Sergei Drozdowski Tipo in an unauthorized demonstration. This sovereign Drozdowski said:
"Empty. If fear, even fear. Conscience let your listen to begin with. This is an empty and completely illegal their demand. Generally, it is self-will."
Near the circus and police commandos tried to turn the street column Yanka Kupala. But the protesters decided to go directly to the administration. The policemen tried to stop them, grabbed Barrier hands. But wheelchair users came to the presidential administration, and here again suspended their commandos. Close standing paddy, bus and several police cars.
To get to the reception of the Presidential Administration, called a locksmith
After some time to wheelchair approached the chief of the presidential administration reception Katushkin Peter and said:
"Everyone will come to the reception, all will tell. Listen to the people. If you select two or three or five representatives — go to talk, let’s go, no question."
Disabilities were allowed to drive up to the door of the reception hall. But they could not pass through the door of the reception, which was very narrow. Watchmen called a locksmith, who opened the second door leaf. These five free access in the reception stretched to 3 hours. Other expected on the street.
After the meeting, the protesters began to disperse. Wheelchair from Grodno Svekla Anton said:
"We hold hope that this action will show little though our difficulties, and although the House of Representatives, where there is no 1st wheelchair users will find that there are such people, there prepyadstviya. Currently in Belarus, all laws are ignored. Disabilities can not even achieve what is guaranteed by law. To be disabled, you must in Belarus be poor, hungry, snotty, absikanym, and you must stand and beg. We want to live like ordinary people in every country. "