Updated at 16:11,02-12-2016

Opposition wants to stage numerous demonstrations

The United Democratic Forces intends to stage numerous small demonstrations on September 30 to familiarize the public with its Anti-crisis Platform, Uladzimir Ukhnalyow, secretary of the Central Committee of the Belarusian Party of Communists, told BelaPAN.

Around 400 applications for the demonstrations have been submitted in 50 cities, including all the regional capitals, Barysaw, Salihorsk, Lyozna, Polatsk, Orsha, Baranavichy and Lida. Some 50 demonstrations would be staged in Minsk.

"It is difficult to estimate the exact number of projected demonstrations," Mr. Ukhnalyow said. "Our party alone filed 254 applications."

The Platform consists of three sections. The first section assesses the current economic situation in the country. The second one proposes high-priority measures to be carried out within three months and the final section deals with the guidelines of a new economic policy for a period of between three and five years. The platform prioritizes the balanced development of the economy and calls on the government to speed up the introduction of information technologies in the economic management system.