Detentions on the way to Kastrychnitskaya Square
About 15 activists of the Citizen campaign were detained for a short period of time in Minsk on 10 December. Others managed to walk along Nezalezhnastski Avenue towards Kastrychnitskaya Square with transparencies saying: ‘We have been forbidden to speak loudly!’, ‘We have been forbidden to gather in groups of more than three people’ and ‘We have been forbidden to drink coffee’, reports BelaPAN.
A coordinator of the campaign Mikita Krasnou
informed that its activists had conducted an action in protest against the violation
of the civil right to freedom of assembly in Belarus. The action was dated to
the International Human Rights Day, 10 December.
’The action was not authorized. Policemen tried to stop it,’ said Mr. Krasnou. ‘Its participants were warned about administrative responsibility, dragged out of transport and detained. Posters and other visual agitation tools were taken away from them together with the campaign’s scarves, agitation elements, badges and other things.’
In some time all detainees were released without receiving any charges.