Belarusian national Bolsheviks detained for protests against decree #60

2010 2010-06-24T17:35:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The national Bolsheviks organized a street action in Minsk in the evening of June 23 against decree #60 on regulation of the Internet.

The action ended with detentions of the participants, BelaPAN reports.

At 7 pm, six people gathered in Freedom Square holding shits of paper with the text “Freedom to Internet” in hands. The participants wore T-shirts depicting the text “Decree 60” crossed in a red circle and an inscription “Freedom to Internet”. The young people stayed on the square for three minutes, then officers of special purpose militia regiment came and detained them. The activists were taken to the Tsentralny district militia department on a militia car.

Activists of the national Bolshevik movement applied for holding a meeting for Internet freedom in Freedom Square, but the Minks city executive committee didn’t authorized the event.