Women's March for Belarus
Time & Location
About the Event
MEDIA ADVISORY: October 10, 2020
Zhanna Charniauskaya, Belarusians in Chicago
Chicago Belarusian Community is Organizing Women’s March as a Sign of Solidarity with Women of Belarus fighting against the usurpation of power by the incumbent president of Belarus, the unprecedented scale of violence, and torture employed by the authorities in hopes to stop the aspiration of people for freedom.
We are asking the US Congress to Impose Sanctions on those Responsible for Violence and Torture and all Parties Responsible for the Falsification and Destruction of Electoral Votes in Presidential Election in Belarus
WHAT: Belarusian community in Chicago call for Women’s March as a Symbol of Belarusian Women protest against violence and torture in Belarus, an unprecedented level of human rights violations, and the usurpation of power by the incumbent president. We urge Illinois Congressional Delegation impose sanctions on those responsible for both ordering and executing the violence and torture inflicted on political protestors, in addition to all parties responsible for the falsification and destruction of electoral votes; conduct an international criminal investigation into the Belarusian authorities who are responsible for crimes against the Belarusian People.
Women’s March: Saturday, October 22, 2020; 2:00pm — 4:00pm. The Starting Point of the March is the Washington Square Park, 901 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610
Facebook Event: You Go Girl! Women’s March for Belarus
WHO: Belarusians in Chicago, community members, and supporters.
BACKGROUND: Since August 9th, every Saturday women of Belarus dressed in white and red with flowers in their hands are marching for freedom and against violence and brutality, fears and lies. Every Saturday women of Belarus are met by riot police, forced out of the streets by coercion and threats, by harassment and arrests. Mothers marching for dignity and a better future for their children are threatened with having their children taken away from their families. They are getting fired from their jobs in state-controlled companies. But here they are marching on again...
The presidential elections turned into a pack of lies from the state and a violent crackdown on the peaceful and unarmed people demanding justice and truth. The cities of Belarus have turned into war zones. The police have met the unarmed peaceful protesters with military equipment. Thousands of innocents were arrested and tortured in prisons and some were even killed.
And when the country froze in awe for a moment, women went to the streets dressed in white with flowers in their hands. They were standing along the streets of cities and towns of Belarus inspiring people to stand up for themselves, for the dignity of human life and human rights.
March with us, march with the women of Belarus for peace, respect, and human rights.
Let us break the hatred, fear, and violence with dignity, honor, and inner strength!
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