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Belarus To Close Church - Protesters On Hunger Strike

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posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 01:54 AM
Thousands of Protestants rally in Belarus to protest closure of an evangelical Protestant church. 40 protesters have been on a hunger strike for several weeks already. The protesters say they are praying for Belarus.

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MosNews: Thousands of Protestants Rally in Belarus to Protest Church Closure


About 1,000 parishioners of an evangelical Protestant church rallied Saturday to protest its possible closure by Belarus authorities, The Associated Press news agency reports.

“We are facing a tougher persecution than even during the Communist times,” said one protester, Yelena Kuchinskaya. She held a banner saying “We are Praying for Belarus.”

“Freedom of conscience must return to Belarus,” Pastor Vyacheslav Goncharenko said at the rally. He said that about 40 parishioners had been on a hunger strike for several weeks to protest the church closure

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They can complaint all they want but it won't make any difference. Lukashenko is in charge (forever) and he decides what's best for the country.

Country profile: Belarus (BBC)

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