MINSK, 17 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has urged people to take well-considered decisions and not to rely solely on the information from some internet sources. The president made this statement as he talked to MAZ workers after visiting the MZKT company, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned numerous hoaxes about property and finances that allegedly belong to him. “Therefore, I am saying: if you find it, you can take it,” he noted.
“Today you should use your brains instead of your smart phones. Think! Tell everyone that no one will try to persuade anyone. This is it. You are approaching a red line. If you cross it, you will face the consequences. If you take to the streets, we will handle it. If you start crushing things, you will be brought to account. This is a manly talk,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The head of state expressed confidence that calm and well-considered decisions are needed to stabilize the situation. However, not everyone is capable of it; the herd behavior often prevails. One of the workers who talked with the president spoke about it. When the president asked him a direct question, the man admitted that being in a large crowd, he chanted protest slogans together with the crowd. “I know what it means to chant when everyone is chanting. If you remain silent, you will look bad,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said commenting on the effect of the herd behavior.
The president emphasized that workers should work diligently instead of taking part in political activities. “Do you want to go into politics? Go ahead, nobody minds. However, it has different rules and the herd behavior is one of them. Go ahead and do it, but keep in mind that the president will not pat you on the shoulder,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. Having a wealth of experience as the president, Aleksandr Lukashenko has a clear idea of what might come next and what it might result in. “I have had enough. But if I leave, I will know what will happen with you: you will shout ‘Leave!' to the one who will follow me, but very soon, literally in 2-3 years,” the head of state said.