The politician calls the rally a demonstration of disagreement and says that the brutal scenario of the 2020 election campaign continues to unfold in Belarus. In his opinion, examples include the arrest and criminal case against vlogger Siarhey Tsikhanouski and his supporters, persecution of Viktar Babaryka’s associates, insults of rivals, and threats to voters by the head of state.
“Hundreds of thousands of Belarusians have openly called for change during the collection of signatures. They are outraged by the actions of Aliaksandr Lukashenka and his administrative and law enforcement agencies. People want to protest against the repressions and yet another transformation of the election into Lukashenka’s appointment for another five-year rule over Belarus,” said Hubarevich.
He reminded that the legal opportunity for people to take to the streets will end in six days with the completion of the stage of collecting signatures. A rally of supporters of alternative candidates may become another form of protest, with the approximate dates of the rally being the time of submission of applications for registration of candidates and verification of signatures of citizens for their nomination (between June 20 and July 14).
“I call on alternative candidates to organize a joint rally so that supporters of change have the opportunity to express their disagreement with the lawlessness committed by the regime during the election campaign and to demand fair elections. I can be one of the applicants for such mass event,” said Hubarevich.
According to him, “many thousands of supporters of change in one place united by one goal would be the best response to the lawlessness of the current regime.”