Updated at 22:06,23-05-2018

Picket in support of freedom of speech to be held in Minsk on August 18

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It will be part of Anatol Lyabedzkas pre-election pickets.

A picket of solidarity with freelance journalists will be held near TSUM on August 18. The action motto will be No fair election without freedom of speech. The picket will be organized as part of Anatol Lyabedzkas pre-election campaign.

Journalists suffer from the authorities pressure very often. Freelancers cooperating with foreign information agencies are affected most of all and they often have to pay huge fines to the state. There can be no fair elections on such a basis and that is why we are going to organize this picket, United Civil Party press secretary Hanna Krasulina explained.

The picket will start near TSUM at 1 p.m.