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29 October 2020, 14:35

Opinion: A street flash mob is only a step away from assault of a police department

Andrei Kuntsevich. An archive photo
Andrei Kuntsevich. An archive photo

MINSK, 29 October (BelTA) – A street flash mob is only a step away from the assault of a police department, Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Andrei Kuntsevich said, BelTA learned.

“Radicalization of street protests and the undisguised extremism of some of its participants not only reveal the true face of protests but also contribute to the consolidation of the Belarusian society around the government. People have grown tired of protesters roaming senselessly around the city, which inevitably leads to disruption of public transport and public services, damage of the city infrastructure and personal property of citizens. They want to see order and peace on the streets of Minsk. Hence the increasing support for the law enforcement and growing number of constructive initiatives of citizens. People saw that a street flash mob is only a step away from the assault of a police office. Flowers and ribbons gave way to stones and Molotov cocktails,” Andrei Kuntsevich noted.

"Many people have realized that peace and security in the country is a common task of both the authorities and the society. I believe that we can build upon this theme during the preparations for the sixth Belarusian People's Congress. In the past it was this national assembly that saved our state from slipping into a deep social and political crisis. Belarus was able to survive then, I am sure that it will survive now,” Andrei Kuntsevich said.

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