In Belarus resumed its rally in support of presidential candidates
In dozens of cities across Belarus on Sunday, is the collection of voters ' signatures in support of nomination of presidential candidates candidates, alternative to the incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusians are lining up again to give their signature for them.
Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August. Signatures in support of his nomination candidates collected 14 contenders for the presidency. You must collect at least 100 thousand signatures. Registration of presidential candidates will be held from 5 to 14 July, after which starts the period of election campaign. To date, the initiative group of the two candidates - Lukashenko and former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko - announced that they had collected the necessary number of signatures.
Traditionally, most mass pickets, the broadcast of which are local Internet resources on Sunday in Minsk are going on a busy square near the Kamarouski market. Here the pickets put up by supporters of presidential candidates Svetlana Tikhanovski, whose husband and head of the initiative group Sergey is detained within the criminal case of violence against police officers during a rally in Grodno, as well as Babariko, the former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo, co-chair of public Association "Tell the truth" Andrei Dmitriev, the Chairman of the Belarusian social-democratic "Hramada" Sergei Chereshnya, the leader of the United civil party Nikolai Kozlov. On pickets near Kamarouski market also came opposition politician Pavel Sevyarynets, and the wife of a prominent opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich, received June 1, 15 days of administrative arrest, Maryna Adamovich.
Belarusians gradually come to the Komarovsky market, to give their signatures for candidates, the pickets are formed of the queue. The police watching the scene, reminding the speaker about the need to collect signatures in accordance with the Belarusian legislation.
Present at the pickets, observers are not registered by the authorities human rights center "Viasna" claim on the organization's website, which by mid-day pickets in total was attended by about 1.3 thousand people. However, human rights activists reported several arrests by police officers of members of initiative groups of alternative candidates, in particular, Tikhanovski. Presidential contender, co-chair of the organizing Committee of the party "Belarusian Christian democracy" Olga kovalkova said in Facebook about the detention of a member of his team. However, the official information from law enforcement agencies about the detention in the present.
Earlier, Lukashenko said that no new protest movement in Belarus has not appeared, and accused rivals in the election campaign in creating the "small and large roundabouts" when collecting signatures. CEC Chairman of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina said that the current presidential election campaign is the most difficult in the history of the country due to the large number of violations at an early stage, including because of the individual candidates not of the pickets for collection of signatures and meetings in violation of the order of organization of mass events. First Deputy interior Minister of the Republic Gennady Kazakevich said that the situation in Belarus in the period of the political campaign is heating up seriously, however, the Agency has the necessary Arsenal of forces and means to ensure security.