Belarus president against banning mass events

Belarus president against banning mass events
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  • calendar-gray 04 April 2020

Mass events are not banned in Belarus, yet nobody forces people to attend them. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he visited Smolevichi District, Minsk Oblast on 3 April, APA reports citing Belta.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Nobody forces people to go there. We offer a choice: feel free to come if you want. No means no.”

He referred to an amateur ice hockey championship going on in Belarus as an example. A team of the head of state is taking part in it. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, cadets of military education institutions wanted to attend one of the latest games. They were allowed to do so since they live in barracks together and if they sat as a group in the stands, it would hardly make a difference. But after the game Aleksandr Lukashenko gave instructions to check the health of the young people. “Not a single problem. Why should we ban mass events? It is not our way of doing things,” he stressed.

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