Solidarity with repressed Belarusians
An international solidarity campaign helps Belarusians detained during the March 2017 protests as well as their families. After the crackdown on “freeloaders tax” protesters and participants of the Freedom Day rally, Belarusian activists in the country and abroad launched #BY_help hashtag, collecting funds to compensate fines and other unforeseen expenses of families of detainees. According to organisers, by April 19, the campaign gathered more than 50,000 USD. All expenditures are transparent and publicly accounted for. Most of the funds come from people living in Belarus but there are also ways to wire money from abroad. Learn more about the campaign here.