New Performance by Alies Pushkin
At 5 a.m. on 4 July the artist Alies Pushkin put four portraits of Belarusian activists, covered with black clothes and tied with red chains, on the stairs of the Art Museum. In the eyes of passers-by who were going home after the firework arranged by the authorities he started to uncover the portraits. The police didn’t let him continue the action and detained him. He resisted to them, that’s why they put his hands in handcuffs and carried him face to the ground to Minsk City Police Board in Karl Marx Street. Together with him the police detained Siarhiei Hryts, photographer of Associated Press, and Iulia Darashkievich, photographer of Nasha Niva newspaper. The police also detained them for three hours, though they showed their journalist certificates.
Three years ago Mr. Pushkin was detained near the House of the Parliament in the Square of Independence. Minsk Maskouski Borough Court fined him. This time the artist was released without composition of any report.