Some of you probably know that Republic of Belarus holds a presidential election on the 19th of March, i.e. this Sunday. Belarus is one of East European countries, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1102180.stm for more information about country, and http://elections.belapan.com/president2006/eng/index.php for news of the election campaign.
In Western media Belarus is often called "the last dictatorship in Europe". The current president Lukashenko has already been for 12 years in power and is going to keep on by all means, using violence, mean acts and nasty insults against his own population. If you are willing to add your voice to support the rise of democracy in this country you may want to participate in the following event:
http://www.globaldemocracy.nl/?p=217. In English, it says that on Thursday, March 16, between 17:00 and 19:00 a solidarity demostration will be held in Amsterdam, on the Dam square. Six Polish and six other European cities will hold demonstrations of the same kind on this day. The idea of the demostration is to support democrats in Belarus in connection with the coming election the outcome of which is likely to be falsified.
Yulia Arzhaeva (email@example.com)