Tikhanovski holds in Minsk first election rally
The candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski holds in Minsk his first election rally in this capacity, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
In the Park of Friendship of peoples, where the authorities have allowed to hold campaign events in the framework of the election campaign and which unloved opposition for the peripheral location, gathered hundreds of people. There they met not only with Tikhanovski, but also with members of staff which have not been registered with the CEC as candidates for the presidency the former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo and the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko.
Earlier, three of the staff stated that decided to combine efforts during the current election campaign, with the goal of holding fair elections in the country. They also noted that they intend to hold a second fair elections after the August 9, 2020. The "face" of this campaign in addition to Tikhanovski are the representative of the headquarters Tsepkalo and his wife Veronica, as well as the representative of a staff of Babariko Maria Kolesnikova.
During their speeches at the rally, they declare the desire to seek in all lawful ways of holding free and fair elections, urging supporters to come to polling stations in the 9 Aug and actively participate in campaigns for election observation.
At a rally attended by people of different ages, but mostly young people, many came with their children, came to the Park on bikes and scooters. Performances Tikhanovski, as well as its allies Kolesnikova and Tsepkalo, they meet with applause, approving shouts, and the shouting of the slogans: "Believe I can win", "Belarus Lives".
Some in the hands of the white and red balls, as well as traditional for the Belarusian opposition white-red-white flags.
Police officers did not mark its presence at a legal meeting. In the area of the Park is complicated mobile communications, local media complaining about the inability to broadcast live. Private cars passing by the Park, the long signal as a sign of support.
Official Minsk police data on the number of participants of the rally at the moment. Observers are not registered by the authorities human rights center "Viasna" argue that, according to their estimates, the meeting gathered about 7 thousand people.
Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 9 August, is now undergoing a period of pre-election campaign, which will run through August 8th. Candidates for the highest office was five people, including incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko. In addition, the CEC denied registration to two candidates – Tsepkalo and Babariko, however, politicians and their supporters challenged the CEC decisions to the Supreme court.