edit 14 September, 2003: VIOLENCE BREAKS OUT IN MALADZECZNA AS TWO RALLIES MEET MID-TOWN
- MALADZECZNA -- Violence swept across downtown Maladzeczna as two rallies clashed over the upcoming municipal election. The People's Renaissance Party - Partyja Narodnaha Adrodzhennia - staged a rally in support of Zmicer Kollas, the candidate for town mayor, and the PNA's list of candidates for the town's seim. They received leave from the town's authorities, according to Spadar Kollas, and maintained perfect discipline as they marched down the city's main street, Wilnanski Prashpekt to Ploszcza Niezaleznasci, where the rally was to take place. "We behaved perfectly well, and had all the necessary papers signed by the mayor herself, Spadarynia Szauczenka" - says Sp. Kollas. When the rally arrived at the central square, they found their way barred by policemen and the square occupied by the pro-SNORist Belarusian Well-Being Party (Partyja Bielaruskaha Dabrobytu). Read More...