On Thursday, several dozens of persons have come to the Belarusian Embassy in Vilnius voice their protest against deepening the two countries’ integration and express their discontent with the policy pursued by Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Among the picketers, there were teachers and students of European Humanities University, Lithuanian deputies, members of Vilnius-based Liberal Youth organization, representatives of NGO Open Russia and others. Organizers of the picket, Viktoryia Andrukovich, Kiryl Kryvitski and MP Žygimantas Pavilionis, delivered their speeches; the participants were chanting the slogan ‘Belarus Is Not Russia’ and holding anti-integration banners.
On December 20, Alyaksandr Lukashenka is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin and continue negotiations on integration. On this day, the Belarusian opposition intends to hold a rally in Kastrychnitskaya Square, march along Nyamiha and Zybitskaya, as well as to organize a chain of people who care along Independence Avenue. The organizers say they have a special plan, which they will implement in case of obstacles set up by the authorities. However, they are kept secret so that a peaceful protest could take place.