“Wave of Solidarity” covers Brest

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Pedestrian Savetskaya Street in Brest

Pedestrian Savetskaya Street in Brest

Members of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Ulad Barouski, Yahen Khaziakhmetau and Andrus Sharenda held yesterday a street action in Brest within the “Wave of Solidarity” campaign. The young people were handing out leaflets about Belarusian political prisoners. They were also expected to put up white-red-white flags in central Brest, but were detained by plainclothes policemen.

The action was not a secret, it was announced on the Internet, so the event was watched by policemen in plain clothes and regular cars. The activists say they are working to prevent this action.

The action ended with the detention of the activists and bringing them to Maskouski district police department. The guys were held for four hours in violation of the law, and eventually released without charges.

The marathon “Wave of Solidarity” is a campaign of support to political prisoners covering over thirty cities of Belarus and expected to end with an action on Freedom Day in Minsk.