Viasna Activist Detained at Ongoing Protest in Hrodna
On 3 March about 2 000 of businessmen gathered in the center of Hrodna and went to Hrodna Regional Executive Committee, chanting “Let Us Work!”. At about 1 p.m. they stopped the traffic at the crossing of Dziarzhynski and Satsyialistychnaia streets. Soon several hundred of internal military forces pushed them out to the pavements, where the action continued. The policeman Uladzimir Buziuk detained the activist of Human Rights Center Viasna Mikola Lemianouski and took him to Hrodna Leninski Borough Board of Internal Affair. There the reports for violation of articles 156 (small disorderly conduct) and 166 (disobedience to the legal demands of the police) were drawn. In the case Lemianouski is found guilty, he can be sentenced to up to 15 days of jail.