Mass detentions begin, ambulance arrives on the square

2008 2008-01-21T16:42:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

15.00 Some of the protesters squeezed out from the Independence Square, returned to Kastrychnitskaya Square. There is a big jam near Centralny store on the avenue. Riot policemen are pushing the action participants down the stairs to the underground crossing. There they get into the hands of the other policemen who grab them and take them behind the Palace of the Republic, where the police trucks are located. Kastrychnitskaya Square is surrounded by riot policemen, three ambulance cars have arrived.

Another peaceful action is violently stifled by the authorities and soon we will start receiving information about the beaten and the detained.