Text snippets

Text snippets to show your solidarity

Cool that you want to show solidarity with Alana Gebremariam and the young democrats in Belarus! Below you can find some text snippets for stories in Instagram, posts on Twitter, wall posts on Facebook, and for sending emails to encourage others to join.

You can simply use these snippets as they are, or adjust them, as you prefer. Our solidarity alliance uses the hashtag #freeAlana and supports the hashtags #StandWithBelarus and #WeStandBYyou.

Stories for Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp:

On Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp you can create stories. You don’t need text for that, and can simply use the image tiles from our website. You can of course also tweak your story and adjust them to your personal style, using the hashtags #freeAlana along with  #StandWithBelarus and #WeStandBYyou.

Twitter:

Twitter gives you the option to add 4 images to a single tweet. With our image tiles 1, 2, 3 and 5, you can tell the story of Alana well.

If you would like to, you can use this text snippet:

Solidarity with Alana Gebremariam and all Belarusian students! Because of her activism for democracy in Belarus, Alana has been held in detention since the 13th of November. #StandWithBelarus #FreeAlana #WeStandBYyou

Facebook und Instagram:

On Facebook and Instagram, you can use our image tiles to post a story, without the need for any additional text. If you want to create a traditional post, you can post the images and use the following text snippets:

Short:

Solidarity with Alana Gebremariam and all Belarusian students! 

Because of her activism for democracy in Belarus, Alana has been held in detention by the KGB since the 13th of November. She is a youth activist and the student representative on the Coordination Council of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. She is facing three years in prison, just as many other student activists in Belarus.

Freedom for Alana and all Belarusian students! #StandWithBelarus #FreeAlana #WeStandBYyou

Long:

Solidarity with Alana Gebremariam and all Belarusian students! 

Because of her activism for democracy in Belarus, Alana has been in detention since the 13th of November. She is a youth activist, the first black woman running for Parliament, and the student representative on the Coordination Council of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the democratically elected President of Belarus. At the moment, Alana is held in detention by the KGB, and faces three years in prison.

Alana is one of many students and politically active young people in Belarus. In the past 10 weeks alone, 133 students were forcefully exmatriculated by their universities as punishment for their activism; 347 have been arrested. Not everyone’s situation is known, but more than 130 activists were verifiably sanctioned with prison sentences and high fines to suppress their activism –  without trials. Freedom for Alana and all Belarusian students! 

#StandWithBelarus #FreeAlana #WeStandBYyou

Mailing lists:

If you or your employer have a mailing list, we would be glad if you could draw attention to our solidarity campaign. You can use the following text snippets:

Solidarity with Alana Gebremariam and all Belarusian students! 

Because of her activism for democracy in Belarus, Alana has been held in detention by the KGB since the 13th of November. She is a youth activist and the student representative on the Coordination Council of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. She is facing three years in prison.

To raise awareness for the situation of Alana and other student activists in Belarus, students, young experts on Eastern Europe, and political youth educators formed a solidarity alliance. With this mail, we invite you to support our awareness-raising campaign. Participating is straightforward: on our website you can find text snippets and image tiles for social networks, which you can easily share. All you need to know to act is on our website at ​www.aktionsbuendnis-belarus.de/en/