Opposition: No clashes with police, but we will not go to Bangalore

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The authorities in Minsk have not yet issued a permission for the street rally on March 25 -- Freedom Day -- 37 days since organizers filed their formal application.  Popular Front leader Lyavon Barscheuski told Euroradio that the permission could be issued just five days before the action, according to the law. As a rule, opposition rallies would normally be permitted on the remote Bangalore Square. This time, he says, demonstrators will not go to the remote park

In case only the Bangalore Square location is approved, "nobody is going to clash with the police", Barscheuski said.

The organizers call on the members of the public to gather at 1800 on March 25 near the Academy of Sciences and then proceed to October Square in central Minsk.