Please sign Olga Zabludoffs petition at https://www.change.org/petitions/can-we-hope-for-change-in-2014
2014: FOR THE SEVENTH TIME since 2008 a neo-Nazi march will parade through the heart of Vilnius on March 11, Independence Day, one of the most significant days for the proud people of Lithuania -- the nation which recently completed its tenure as President of the Council of the European Union. In its application for EU membership, Lithuania pledged to honour the EU mandate of human rights. Can the European Union tolerate this broken promise?
As a democratic EU/NATO state, Lithuania must permit freedom of expression. But which other European democracy allows its fascist minority to take over its capital city on its most sacred day of the year? Which other European democracy turns her head the other way when neo-Nazis morph into "patriots"? If permitted by the government, their display will be taken by extremists throughout Europe as a stamp of growing approval of neo-Nazi activities and a signal that the murder of 95% of Lithuania's Jewry during the Holocaust is taken lightly by today's government. Is this a fitting position for the young EU democracy?
Help ban this blemish on a day dedicated to the celebration of the internationally acclaimed bravery of the March 11 1990 declaration of independence that was and continues to be a source of inspiration to all nations seeking freedom from oppression and foreign domination. Allow Lithuania a Day of Dignity. Please help combat racism and anti-Semitism with your signature.
NOTE: We have learned that on Feb. 16, 2014 a neo-Nazi march will parade through center city in Kaunas. Your signature on this petition will address both of the neo-Nazi marches, appealing to the Lithuanian government to ban these fascist demonstrations on Lithuania's days of independence.
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