On Friday May 27 a group of anarchists from Dresden took part in monthly Critical Mass event in our city to show the solidarity with the people facing repression for the same activity in Minsk. We went with posters “Я тоже критическая масса” and “Ich bin auch Critical Mass” through the city to inform people about the situation happening Belarus. Leaflets were given away to participants of the action and people passing by.
A month ago critical mass in Minsk ended up with 4 people prosecuted for minor traffic violation and two people charged with violence against the police. The belarusian regime is using all the dirty tricks to discredit any social movement in the country. The road cops have reported that two people from critical mass have attacked them and ripped a jacked of one of the cops. This information came at the same time with information of police violence against participants – they were beaten up during arrest, in the police van on the way to the police station and afterwards in the police station. One person reported that he have lost a tooth during the beating. Right now one of the people is in jail waiting for the trial that can bring him up to 6 years in prison.
Critical Mass on 29 April in Minsk ended up with 6 people detained and a criminal case against one of it’s participants. Dmitry Polienko is accused of violence against policeman and others charged with minor offences. The trials for minor offences are schedules for 12 and 16 may.
Dmitry is now in pre-trial prison and requires solidarity from comrades in form of solidarity actions and money for food parcels. The maximum penalty for the article he is accussed of is 6 year in prison.
In social networks a flash mob was started #iamcriticalmass/#ятожекритическаямасса to show solidarity with arrested. Apart from that you can send us your solidarity actions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also donate through paypal with the same address email@example.com. Please specify the cause for transfer – “critical mass”
Till all are free! ABC-Belarus