Central election Commission of Belarus has accused Babariko and Tsepkalo in the organization of mass actions
An unsanctioned rally "organized and planned" in Belarus headquarters of the two politicians, who were refused registration as candidates for President - Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina.
On Tuesday evening in various cities of the Republic held an unauthorized mass protest. Their participants were citizens who do not agree with the decision of the Central election Commission of Belarus to refuse registration of candidates for President, former head of Belgazprombank, Babariko and former head of the high technologies Park Tsepkalo. According to the interior Ministry, across the country because of violations of public order were detained more than 250 people. As a result of clashes injured six policemen. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the facts of group actions in Minsk, grossly violating public order and connected with insubordination to the police.
"I can say that these actions are all organised and planned, first of all, the very same campaign staffs of candidates for the post (which was denied registration by the candidates – ed.)", - said the CEC head.
According to her, this is evidenced by complaints of citizens, which on Wednesday served EN masse to the Central Commission and in which articulated the requirement to register candidates of Babariko and Tsepkalo. "It is absolutely equal and identical to the statement spread through the Internet, they are presented about the refusal to register two candidates. So I think that there is coordinated action," - said Yarmoshyna.
She believes that, as now in Belarus the holiday and vacation period, and, in addition, a significant part of the population is unable to travel due to pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, "this laid-back environment contributes to the fact that a lot of people spill out their aggression like that."
In Belarus, the campaign for the presidential election, primary election day scheduled for 9 August. Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is running for a sixth term. Passing the campaign was accompanied by arrests of supporters of candidates for President, alternative Lukashenko, as well as natural unauthorized protests.