The street accommodating Belarus’ Embassy in Bucharest might be renamed after Belarusian dissident Roman Protasevich, who have been arrested on Sunday by the Lukashenko regime after a Rynair flight with Protasevich and his girlfriend on board had been hijacked on Athens-Vilnius route.
The District 1 mayor, Clotilde Armand, said she endorses such a initiative to rename the street. Armand announced she will submit a request to the Capital City Hall, asking that Tuberozelor street in District 1 should be named Roman Protasevich street.
“I endorse professor Andrei Oișteanu’s proposal to rename a street in the District 1 of the Capital where there is Belarus’ Embassy. In this respect, I will file the following proposal to the Bucharest City Hall: Tuberozelor street in District 1 to be named Roman Protasevich street, after the dissident journalist. We live in a European state and this act of terrorism committed by president Aleksandr Lukashenko to hijack a commercial flight between two states members of EU and NATO cannot remain unpunished,” district 1 mayor Clotilde Armand posted on Facebook.
Andrei Oișteanu, professor at the University of Bucharest, has made a proposal that got viral on Facebook in the past 24 hours.
“I support the idea that the District 1 city hall or the Bucharest general city hall to change the name of the street accommodating Belarus’ Embassy. Instead of Tuberozelor street it should be named Roman Protasevich street. The entire correspondence of the embassy would come and go from the street with the name of the dissident journalist. At the same time, diplomats would have Roman Protasevich’s name printed on their business cards”.