New Baltic Way to support Belarus on Sunday

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 In solidarity with efforts of the Belarusian people fighting for freedom and democracy, residents of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania will form a human chain on August 23 and march on August 22, said youth organization "Protests" to Latvian Radio August 20.

The "Freedom Road" chain on August 23, anniversary of the historical Baltic Way, will be formed in Lithuania, from Vilnius to the Belarusian border, and a part of the chain must be filled by Latvia's citizens and residents.

However, a day prior, August 22, a march will take place starting at the point where borders of Belarus, Latvia and Russia meet, "Draudzības kurgāns" (Meikšāni, Pasiene parish, Zilupe municipality) at 7 PM. The march will finish August 23, Piedruja, Krāslava municipality, where the opening event of the solidarity chain will take place at 12.

"What this opening event will be, we will go to Vilnius, to the big event, it will be a huge chain from Vilnius to Belarusian  border. We await everyone to join our march. The map and route will be published on our Facebook page and," said organization "Protests" representative Dainis Miglāns. 

August 22, at 19:00, a march will start from Meikšāni, end August 23 at 12:00 in Piedruja. From Piedruja, participants will go to Vilnius to take part in the main chain.

Apply for participation in the march along the Belarusian border:

Apply for participation in the "Freedom Road" in Lithuania as a participant from Latvia:

August 23, 2020 marks the 31st anniversary of the Baltic Way – the day in 1989 when Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians joined hands, forming a live human chain from Tallinn to Vilnius via Rīga to protest the Soviet occupation of their countries, which resulted from the signing of the notorious Molotov-Ribbentrop pact on August 23, 1939. They called for the renewed independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – a goal that, incredibly, was achieved within two years.


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