Milinkevich to have out-doors meeting with residents in Pinsk

The meeting of Alexander Milinkevich, the leader of the For Freedom! movement, with the residents of Pinsk will take place on April 19 on the streets of the city.  Local movement activists who are organizing the visit planned to rent a hall at the city's House of Culture. However, the local authorities said that all venues in the city are already booked on this day.

When the residents of Pinsk tried to seek help from the city hall, officials said they could not issue a permit for meetings with private persons. Moreover, the applicants could not guarantee to compensate expenditures for the work of police and an ambulance during the meeting, officials said.

Hleb Paulouski, European Radio for Belarus from Pinsk