Minsk: Youth Activists Hold Action of Support to Hunger-strikers
According to RFE/RL
On 2 June in Minsk about 30 persons took part in the flash-mob of support to the people who are keeping the hunger-strike of protest against the persecution of the Young Front by the Belarusian authorities. The majority of the participants of the flash-mob were activists of the Young Front. They sat down on cold concrete plates in the center of Minsk for about 10 minutes and drank mineral water. In such a way they expressed their solidarity with the people who cant consume anything except for water being on hunger-strike.
Two hunger-strikers from Minsk, Pavel Davidovich and Zmitser Khvedaruk also took part in the flash-mob. They said that this action was very important and it helped to show the public support to participants of the hunger-strike.
The action ended peacefully. However, after its end, when a part of the participants moved to the city supermarket, the police detained them. Nine detainees were kept in Minsk Tsentralny Borough Board of Internal Affairs for about 2 hours and then were released. The police stated it was a prophylactic detention.