On a cold night in March we threw a paper bomb (DN: Bomba carta, like a powerful firecracker, card outer and blackpoweder inside) at the Belarusian embassy, located in Rome in the Montesacro district, in Via delle Alpi Apuane.
We know that the press agencies assumed that it was a gesture related to the involvement of the Belarusian regime with the Russian one in the ongoing war in Ukraine. It’s not just that. It is undeniable the servility of the government of Lukashenko, dictator of the country since 1994, towards his friend Putin; despite this, it is clear to us that this, as always happens when States and their respective interests clash, is a war between powers to redefine new geopolitical balances, to share new/old spheres of economic, military and political influence. This war full of blood and sowing of death is the responsibility of Belarus as well as of Europe, NATO, Russia and the Ukrainian government itself. There are no possible sides in this kind of wars, if not on the side of those who defect, those who resist and those who counterattack the real enemies.
Lukashenko’s authoritarian regime, among other things, was responsible for the brutal repression of the spontaneous and decentralized uprisings in Belarus at the dawn of his umpteenth “re-election” in August 2020. After thousands of arrests, beatings, tortures, rapes and a few murders, when many of the most active protesters were in prison or forced into exile, the regime changed its strategy, allowing large weekly demonstrations in the capital Minsk alone, while at the same time crushing self-organized realities in the provinces. The myth of peaceful protest and the recuperative sirens of nonviolence did the rest: the belief that the mass demonstrations would have led Lukashenko to abdicate the throne ended up extinguishing the spark that had ignited the anger of so many.
The anarchist realities in Belarus for several years were already under the eye of repression of the regime and many fugitive comrades abroad have decided to return to the riots and fight, forming their own groups. Among them, Igor Olinevich, Dmitry Rezanovich, Segej Romanov and Dmitry Dubovsky are four comrades who were arrested on the orders of the Belarusian KGB in the fall of 2020 near the border with Ukraine, and who were then tortured to extract confessions. At the end of a mock trial they were sentenced to between 18 and 20 years in prison, for possession of weapons and for acts of terrorism, related to arson attacks against cars and offices belonging to the organs of repression. These are the highest sentences ever imposed so far in the history of post-Soviet Belarus.
This gesture of ours is dedicated to them, and to all the comrades who continue to fight inside and outside the prisons.
For the prisoners killed during the March 2020 uprising in Italian prisons, who still cry out for revenge.
For international solidarity!
Source: Inferno Urbano