Vilnius: Employee attacks people lighting candles near Belarus embassy

Two policemen questioning alleged attacker. Vilnius, 16 March 2021.

On Tuesday evening, an employee of the Belarusian embassy to Lithuania attacked people who came to the building to light candles, remembering the persons whose deaths are linked to the post election protests in Belarus, the Telegram channel by blogger Stsyapan Putsila which the Belarusian authorities consider to be ‘extremist’ reports.

The portraits of the dead are placed at the fence surrounding the building, which does not violate any law or regulation.

After the incident, the victims called the police. They demanded that the offender be prosecuted and deported from Lithuania to Belarus.

Since August 2020, remembrance events and actions of solidarity with the protesters protesters persecuted by the Lukashenka regime have been staged by the representatives of the diaspora and unindifferent local residents not far from the Belarusian embassy in Vilnius.

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