On September 1, San Francisco joined the national agenda and became the first U.S. city to adopt the Resolution in support of Belarus on a local level. Sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the Resolution was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Resolution condemns the arrests of peaceful Protesters in Belarus and declares solidarity with the Bay Area’s Belarusian Community.
Meanwhile, the protests over a controversial presidential election that many consider rigged, continue in Belarus and worldwide for the 25th day. The results of the elections were not recognized by the US, EU, UK, Canada, and Ukraine. Over 100 cities on five continents have joined the movement. The Belarusian community of San Francisco and Northern California are once again coming out on a peaceful Solidarity March this Saturday, in support of freedom and democracy in their home country. The event will start at Fort Point National Historic Site at 11 am this Saturday.
The world lights up for Belarus. Will San Francisco join?