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Igor Yurkevich about requests to hold meetings on May Day

An eventive entertainment program has been prepared for Minsk residents on May Day. Every district in Minsk, every park will hold their own public festivals. The Upper Town will host the festival of Belarusian Culture “Vytoki”. Minsk authorities will make all the possible efforts to create comfortable and safe conditions so that this day passes quietly and in a festive atmosphere.

Igor Yurkevich, Deputy Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee:
As many as three requests were made to Minsk City Executive Committee on holding mass events. In order to avoid problems in terms of security and to create friendly atmosphere for Minsk residents and guests of Belarus’ capital, it was decided to forbid the Federation of Trade Unions to hold a meeting in Minsk’s Victory Park. What is more, another two requests have been processed, it was agreed to hold a meeting in traditional places by the decision of Minsk City Executive Committee. Other meetings will be considered unauthorized.

Igor Yurkevich about requests to hold meetings on May Day