Orsha authorities declare war on informal hangouts

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Public lecture on human rights in Vitsebsk, 10 December 2012

Public lecture on human rights in Vitsebsk, 10 December 2012

The number of police officers in the old Orsha site was probably sufficient to detain a professional armed gang. However, as it turned out, the police held a special operation against members of informal youth groups who used to hang out there.

The old town cite has been the place of informal gatherings for about 40 years. Usually up to several dozens of long-haired people with guitars or without them could be seen there in the evening. They didn't cause any serious problems, but left cigarette butts, empty bottles and similar garbage after themselves.

The local authorities decided to solve the problem by holding a raid on the "informals". The police ringed them, searched their bags and pockets. Six people were detained without explanation of the reasons, all others were ordered to leave the territory of the site. The police didn't hide they were implementing an order of Orsha major.

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