Středa 29. listopadu, 2023
Evropský rozhled

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Speech at The Old Town Square in Prague


Warning:  Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is not a native English speaker.
Warning: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is not a native English speaker.


I see so many people here today and it reminds me all the rallies with Masha and Veronica in Belarus exactly one years ago. We were travelling from one town to another town and met the people. And no one believed that history will tend out this way.

And when I participate this protest I feel pride and pain. Pain of what we all went through, pain of tortures, pain of the death of innocent people, pain of what Raman Pratasevič and Sergei Tikhanovsky are going through now. Unfortunatelly, even a few hours will not be enough for me to name all the political prisoners.

And at the same time I feel proud. I feel proud for those who even now go to protest and help those who are in trouble. I feel proud for those who had to leave the country but who found the opportunity to fight and that I am part of this amazing nation.

This pain and proud are with me everyday. Pain does not allow me to stop because only we can release thousands of innocent people. And pride gives inspiration.

Thank you for this rally, for your solidarity, for your support and for your desire to help.

Such rallies help to unite and strengthen our common Belorusian pride.

Long Live Belarus! Жыве Беларусь!