On March 11th 2013 in Vilnius, on Gedimino prospektas, there was an action during which everyone could participate in a free game. Although the weather was not perfect, people were participating willingly. The event was interrupted by an unsanctioned march. As we can see on the video recording, placed on www.delfi.pl website (http://tv.delfi.lt/video/UcLwTjRu/), the march forced the organisers to stop the event until it was gone.
In relation to the situation that occurred comes a question whether the rights of those who marched are more important than other people’s right to participate in cultural events. The answer is obvious – no. The march was unsanctioned and all the people who participated in it in any way, broke the public order and they illegally limited others’ rights. In a democratic country, some people’s rights cannot be realised on others’ cost and in the presented situation, marching people had no reason to interrupt the event. Therefore, the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR), trying to ensure the respect for rights of all people, which have participated in the unpleasant incident, would like to help punishing the guilty persons and thus prevent other similar situations from occurring in future.
EFHR calls to everyone who participated in the event on March 11th 2013 and was forced to stop enjoying it because of the march. If, on the video recording, you recognise yourself or your friend, send us information, a comment, a clarification of the given situation. Each piece of information, even the smallest one, will help EFHR to prevent such situations in future. Every person whose rights were violated will have the rights to use free legal help, provided by professional lawyres working for EFHR. We are waiting for your cooperation.