As was previously reported, representatives of four organizations — the Movement For Freedom (MFF), the Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) party, the United Civil Party (UCP), and the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (BSDP) — initiated the Freedom Day celebration with a political component. After the ban of celebration in the centre of Minsk, they have filed an application for Kiyeuski Square and got permission.
According to the programme, N.R.M., Day Darohu!, Razbitaye Sertsa Patsana, Vodar, Kas, and Niakhay will perform on March 24.
“In total, the list included much more bands. We had to make a choice, because all cannot fit in the allotted time,” said MFF Chairman Yuri Hubarevich at today’s online press briefing.
In addition, the site will include a food court, artisans, and a political tent camp. The organizers intend to repeat the last year’s celebration format. “Minsk should be ours on this day. Please, bring in your white-red-white flags, your children, and your good mood,” said BSDP Chairman Ihar Barisau.
The organizers have also announced an urgent fundraising. “The event that we hold in Minsk requires significant investment. This doesn’t concern only mandatory payments, such as utility services, medical service, and the police, which are required by the authorities — it’s impossible to conduct a cerebration legally without this. This also includes stage costs and certain other costs. Virtually three days remain, as the funds accumulated for all the events of #БНР101 including those collected by the members of our structures are inaccessible for us now,” said Hubarevich.
At present, you can transfer funds for the event to the following bank details:
5144 2105 1119 6132
Validity — 10/19
Bank Account: PL90109018700000000142176050
Bank: Santander S.A., al. Jana Pawla II 35,
Purpose: Darowizna na cele statutowe (dzień wolności Białorusi)
Donation for statutory purposes (Belarus’ Freedom Day)
FUNDACJA “BIAŁORUSKI DOM”, ul. Wiejska 13/3,
The organizers of the celebration in Minsk do not oppose a celebration in Hrodna, said BCD Co-Chairman Vital Rimasheuski, calling such news a provocation. “We support the concert in Hrodna, but that is no reason not to hold a celebration in Minsk,” said Rimasheuski