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10 February 2021, 12:29

All security measures in place on the eve of Belarusian People's Congress

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MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) – On the eve of the Belarusian People's Congress, the police are taking all the necessary steps to ensure public safety, as a large number of people are expected to arrive in the capital city, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The transportation routing for delegates has already been arranged, places for temporary parking of shuttle buses have been chosen. “We ask locals and tourists to keep in mind that on 11-12 February short-term driving restrictions are possible, including due to bad weather,” the ministry said.

Weather forecasts predict heavy snow for Minsk this week. In this regard, drivers and pedestrians need to take into account short-term traffic restrictions on snow clearing routes. Heavy snow might lead to road accidents and traffic jams; thus the police ask drivers to refrain from using personal vehicles if possible.

The main task of the police these days is to prevent offenses, explain the rules of conduct and responsibility. At the same time, law enforcement officers will not allow any unauthorized rallies against the background of an important social and political event. Law and order will be enforced: any illegal actions will be suppressed, and each of them will be given a legal assessment. The police ask citizens to show respect for each other and remember that the order depends first of all on ourselves,” the ministry added.

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