Minsk: Police Detain Participants of Flash-mob in Honor of Dziarzhynski’s Birthday

2007 2007-09-12T20:18:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 12 September near a monument to Felix Dziarzhynski in the center of Minsk the riot police detained the youth activists of the Belarusian People’s Front Party Aliaksandr Klimovich, Nasta Ptushka, Katsiaryna Ramasheuskaya, Stsiapan Svidzerski, Makar Vauchok and Franak Viachorka and took them to Leninski district police department of Minsk. 

As said by the activists, they wanted to hold a flash-mob near the monument to Dziarzhynski and put there toy firearms instead of flowers to remind Belarusians about the activity of NKVD (KGB ancestor) one of the founders of which Dziarzhynski was. They also demand to dismantle the monument.

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