“Young front” activists beaten for Belarusian language
On October 22 in Barysau known persons beat Young Front members Maxim Akhrymenka and Yury Bahdanovich during collection of signatures in support of the Belarusian language.
“We collected signatures among passers-by together, when four unknown people in plainclothes came near us,” Maxim Akhrymenka said to mfront.net website. “They asked whether we are Young Front members, and when we said yes, they started to beat us”.
As said by the young activist, when police patrol saw the fight, policemen turned around and went the other way. Then people in plainclothes disappeared.
In Karelichy (Hrodna region) a “Young Front” activists Andrei Lyaukovich was detained for collecting signatures in support of the Belarusian language in apartments.
We informed earlier that such detentions for collection of signatures in support of the Belarusian language took place in Minsk and two times in Baranavichy.