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Civil society mobilises to protect Kurapaty

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February 27, 2017 12:54
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As of February 20th, 2017, Young Front and civil society activists, including Dzmitry Dashkevich, Pavel Sevyarynets and others, are on a 24-hour duty to protect the Kurapaty area from the construction of a business centre. Activists effectively use social media to mobilise civil society to protect the Kurapaty area, they launched a solidarity campaign and advocate to the local residents. On February 23rd, the developer met with the Minsk city authorities and a decision should be taken in the near future, meanwhile, the authorities allowed the developer to fence the construction site. The state media (eg SB. Belarus Today, the presidential administration newspaper) proposed to erect a memorial in Kurapaty, which could wind down the conflict.

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