Public prayer under a ban in Baranavichy
On 9 March in Baranavichy, young
activists intended to hold a prayer for Belarus. The action was
organized by Christian democrats.
According to a participant of the event, Anzhela Kambalava, just ten people gathered for the prayer due to a bad weather. The activists held candles in their hands. Three youngsters were detained by police, allegedly for identification, but were released after 30 minutes.
Taking into account the fact that there were more policemen and people in civvies than action participants, the people parted: some of them went to the church, put candles and prayed there, whereas the others went to a memorial cross to victims of Stalin's repressions, prayed and put candles there.