[Video] Bears for Belarus

On Thursday 26 July, panicked Belarusian officials working at the Embassy in London were forced to call in the police after they came under attack… from a group of Teddy Bears.

Watch video footage of the attack here, courtesy of Juan Luis Passarelli.


Bears for Belarus

To show our support for those detained in Belarus in violation of their right to free expression we will be joining colleagues from Free Belarus Now to hold a protest from 12.45 – 2pm next Monday, 30 July outside the Belarusian Embassy in London (6 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL). Please do join us – and bring a bear!

For those of you unable to come along on Monday, you can still show your support by photographing a teddy bear, complete with free expression placard, ideally in front of a local landmark. If you are on Twitter, please tweet your pictures using the hashtag #BearsForBelarus – if not, simply email them to us (via cat@englishpen.org) with your name and details of where the photo was taken. And for those of you outside the UK, why not consider staging a Bears for Belarus protest outside your local Embassy? Do let us know if you do…


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