Despite an unprecedented violence and repressions of the civil society in Belarus, IKEA is enhancing its presence in Belarus. Their project ‘Go Belarus’ will bring up to 200 mln euros into Belarusian economy until the end of 2021. On the 18th of September Belarusians in many countries of the world went out to protest against the IKEA’s involvement in export of wood products from Belarus. The protests took place in front of IKEA offices and shops in many cities:

Sweden: Stockholm, Göteborg, Umeå

Poland: Warsaw, Krakow, Bialystok, Wroclaw, Szczecin, Gdansk

Lithuania, Vilnius

Ukraine: Kiev

Russia: Moscow

Germany: Cologne, Frankfurt

Austria: Klagenfurt

Czech Republic, Prague

Great Britain, London

Italy: Bologna

Canada: Toronto

USA: Miami

Estonia: Tallinn

Despite an unprecedented violence and repressions of the civil society in Belarus, IKEA is enhancing its presence in Belarus. Their project ‘Go Belarus’ will bring up to 200 mln euros into Belarusian economy until the end of 2021. On the 18th of September Belarusians in many countries of the world went out to protest against the IKEA’s involvement in export of wood products from Belarus. The protests took place in front of IKEA offices and shops in many cities. An IKEA representative came out to the protesters in Vilnius:“We acknowledge all people, and if it is in your heart to speak up, we will not stand in your way and fight you. We are a global very large firm, and we are responsible for standing for everyone’s rights – our customers, our employees, our suppliers, our manufacturers. It is our moto – we are for peace and good service.”

Sweden: Stockholm
Sweden: Göteborg
Sweden: Umeå
Poland: Warsaw
Poland: Krakow
Poland: Bialystok
Poland: Wroclaw
Poland: Gdansk
Lithuania: Vilnius
Russia: Moscow
Germany: Cologne
Austria: Klagenfurt
Czech Republic, Prague
Great Britain, London
Canada: Toronto
USA: Miami


Source: private photos of picket participants