Posts tagged as rally

Lukashenko supporters rally outside Lithuanian embassy in Minsk

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

On Monday, a group of people carrying Belarusian flags gathered outside the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk. A few dozen people chanted pro-regime slogans, according to independent Belarusian media TUT.by. Прямо сейчас провластный митинг проходит у посольства Литвы. Там же стоят журналисты БТ.  pic.twitter.com/KjHT7Pnbr9   — TUT.BY (@tutby)  August 31, 2020 Reporters from state-owned media have also reported gathered outside to cover the protest, according to TUT.by. No incidents had been…

Rally Estonia taking place in September

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Estonian Minister of Culture Tonis Lukas said at a government press briefing on Thursday that Rally Estonia will be taking place at the beginning of September 2020, informs LETA/BNS. “The rally is taking place, the rally is taking place in a very safe way, but decisions related to the audience will be made when they are timely,” Lukas said. Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik said, however, that the government…

Rally in Vilnius demands release of political prisoners in Belarus

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Over 100 mostly young people rallied in central Vilnius on Monday evening to demand the release of political prisoners in Belarus. The Belarus support rally was staged in Vinco Kudirkos Square outside the government building to mark 30 years since the neighbouring nation declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Some demonstrators held Belarusian historical white-red-white flags, portraits of political prisoners and posters reading, in English, “Freedom for political prisoners…

Rally planned in Vilnius to support Kurds in northern Syria

Monday, October 21, 2019

Several Lithuanian organsiations are calling a rally next week to express support to the Kurds in northern Syria and condemn Turkey’s military action in the wake of US withdrawal. The protest rally is planned on Tuesday night in front of the European Commission representation office in central Vilnius. “By holding a public action in front of the European Commission office in Lithuania, we want to express solidarity with the Kurds…

Russia opens severe criminal investigation over pro-democracy rally

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Federal investigators in Russia have opened an investigation over mass unrest that could end in up to 15-year prison sentences for calling a protest for fair elections, where 1 373 protesters were arrested over the weekend. French news agency AFP reports that Russian federal investigators said their probe would target not just the organisers of the weekend rally but also participants. The investigation will also look into violence against police and…

May Day rally in Paris turns into riots, nearly 200 rioters arrested

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

French police have detained close to 200 rioters, who took part in the annual May Day protests in Paris, but resorted to vandalism. British public broadcaster BBC reported that far-left anarchist groups, known as Black Blocs, hijacked a peaceful rally against President Emmanuel Macron’s public sector labour reforms and started riots that resulted in four people suffering light injuries. French police stated that about 1,200 masked and hooded protesters attended…