To the protest of opposition in Minsk mass arrests began. According to various sources, the Belarusian police stopped and took in the sites at least a hundred people, of whom, according to eyewitnesses, around 10 journalists
Law enforcement officers of Belarus detained participants of the protest action, which takes place in the center of Minsk. About it reports RBC.
An hour after the start of the rally, which local authorities called unauthorized, the protesters drove three cars with RIOT police. Militiamen began to detain the participants, “literally all in a row, and did it very rude, not understanding, and men, and girls.”
According to TASS, the police stop passers-by that go in the direction of the entrance of the metro station “Academy of Sciences”, as well as those located in the square next to the Academy building.
Local edition TUT.by clarifies that detention is also held on Yakub Kolas square and Victory square. Among those who were in the paddy — about 10 journalists, two of which the correspondent Bi-bi-si, a journalist of the Belarusian “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, as well as the correspondents of the Belarusian mass media. The Agency “Interfax”, in turn, said that the police did not detain journalists, if they have a special accreditation documents.
The journalist of Russian service bi-Bi-si Sergey Kozlovsky wrote in his Twitter that he was detained despite the fact that he had a permit for the coverage of the rally.
“RIA Novosti” reports that currently blocked traffic on Independence Avenue near Victory Square. Also covered the area of the stock temporarily closed, the nearest metro stations “Academy of Sciences” and “Yakub Kolas square” and “Park Chelyuskintsev”. Prospective participants assign to paddy and asked to produce documents.
Republican riot police during the protests on the streets of the Belarusian capital have raided the office of the unregistered human rights organization “Spring”. Law enforcement officers, human rights activists write in their Twitter broke the door.
The protest of the opposition confined to the traditional “freedom Day”, which is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding in 1918 of the Belarusian people’s Republic. Also on March 25, the Belarusian opposition planned “March of angry Belarusians”, which will take place against signed by President Alexander Lukashenko’s decree “the parasites”. The two actions were not sanctioned with the local authorities.