Journalists to be supervised by special police unit, says Interior Ministry

2009 2009-10-23T00:25:10+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The Belarusian police are going to reform their means of contacting journalists during demonstrations and rallies, says Deputy Minister of the Interior Yauhen Poludzen.
The official said special ‘press-officers’ would soon be supervising journalists working at mass actions. They will be wearing blue retro-reflective vests. Besides, the rallies will be supervised by policemen in red retro-reflective vests. They will talk to the demonstrators who do not want to obey ‘the legal orders’ by the police.
Mr. Poludzen said the methods were adopted from German policemen.