Action of Protest against Lawless Actions of Traffic Police

2008 2008-03-13T17:41:59+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The tide of public discontent caused by actions of traffic policemen and their commanding officers has taken a form of a civil protest Human Shield.

Numerous Minsk drivers have attached white and black ribbons and signs Human Shield to mirrors and wind screen of their cars. Some of them put the article from the newspaper Autobusiness-Weekly ‘Sentenced to Death by Traffic Police’ to their cars.

Drivers’ indignation was caused by events on 2 March when traffic officers barred the road with cars with people inside to stop a drunken driver, rushing at 180 km/h.

The incident was hushed up for 10 days, and only yesterday reports about it appeared. Commanding officers of traffic police tried to refute the reports. Meanwhile, the victims filed a statement to the prosecutor’s office.