To understand and forgive: the authorities and protesters repent in front of each other in Vladikavkaz
In North Ossetia, after mass unrest in Freedom Square in Vladikavkaz, the action "Understand and Forgive" began. It was attended by the most memorable participants in the events.
The most shocking video was either a voluntary or not a “tour” of a public gathering participant in an infectious diseases hospital.
The young man in the frame (without any enthusiasm - approx. The author of the article) puts on a special suit and mask, and takes several steps along the corridor.
Following this, he explains his appearance on the screen: they say that he was at a rally yesterday because he did not believe in coronavirus. The officers (special services, most likely - approx. The author of the article) "suggested that I personally verify the existence of a coronavirus."
It is noteworthy that the young Ossetian does not say a word about whether he voluntarily or not "get acquainted with the coronavirus" ...
Then he talks about the courage of doctors, that in overalls he "is only 20 minutes, but already wants to take it off."
At the end of the video, the young man says the KEY phrase:
"Yesterday’s rally was not worth it, because people put themselves in serious danger."
However, see for yourself:
The name of the young man is not called.
The second hero of recent events is Tamerlan Kozyrev, he is 27 years old. He was at a rally, and shot himself on a cell phone phone near the police, with a swearing comment: "Now they will ... give us!".
After the arrest, Tamerlan took part in the action "Understand and forgive" - he apologized.
We phoned Vladikavkaz, and asked a well-known journalist and well-known blogger: how typical is a Caucasian to apologize publicly.
Here is what Zaur Farniev answered us:
"This is something new for us. We have not decided yet."
Alik Pukhaev answered differently:
"Of course, it's not nice to apologize, well, not directly." Shame-shame.
The most surprising thing in the North Ossetian "Understand and Forgive’ action is that the second warring party also took part in it.
We are talking about a girl who filmed what is happening on Freedom Square from the window of the Government House, accompanying it with the words: "Beasts, cattle!" - this is it about the people who came to the square to say that they have nothing to eat ...
So she asked the Ossetian people to forgive her, however, she recorded not a video message to the people, but an audio message:
"I apologize to the residents of the republic who came out on April 20 at a rally on Freedom Square" and so on ...
The most persistent was Alikhan Barazkov. This Ossetian posted on social networks a video of how he pushes a police fence with his car, and then, swearing, shame the local Rosgvardeyts for protecting the government, and not for the interests of the people.
He was also removed at the police station, but besides the fact that he explained that he was talking with his acquaintance, he did not say anything and did not repent of his deed.
What is characteristic?
All videos shot with the participation of the police and other services were immediately posted on social networks, and this was not a leak of information.
The thing is that the Ossetians over the past 4 years (during the reign of the republic V. Bitarov - comment of the author of the article) have not watched television - that is, local information services do not inspire confidence and respect among the people.
In recent years, Ossetians trust only social networks, which gathered people at a rally of many thousands.
Ossetians do not watch TV and do not trust state media, if only because on April 20 the head of North Ossetia, Vyacheslav Bitarov, came out to the protesters and publicly promised that he would close his brewery on April 21, human rights activist Soslan Kochiev told NI.
And today - April 23, the blogger Alik Pukhaev, well-known throughout Ossetia, told NI that the Bavaria brewery was working, "of course, nobody closed it."
Today we called Vyacheslav Bitarov’s mother, and here’s what kind of conversation we had with her:
- What do you think about the rally on Freedom Square?
- What can I think? This is bad!
“Shouldn't people go out?”
- I don’t know ... Who will keep them?