Four people arrested at shooting of pro-Lukashenka film
People were detained for chanting “Long live Belarus!” and speaking to extras. A young man shouted “Long live Belarus!” on Nezalezhnasts Avenue during the filming of scenes for the propaganda movie “Abel”. He was detained by security officers.
Two young people conducting an opinion poll and cameraman Vasily Siamashka were detained on Independence Square. “Detain the one in a cap and that one with a backpack,” an unknown man gave orders. The journalist and the young people were set free after the end of filming. The police wrote down their passport details.
A “Nasha Niva” cameraman managed to film the incidents.
The Belarusian propaganda announced last year that a film to respond to Viva Belarus! movie would be made.
Siarhei Zhdanovich, who is known as a producer of the series “Above the Sky”, and his company were chosen by the Belarusian Ministry of Culture and Lukashenka's administration to shoot the film “Square of Love” (“Abel”), which is supposed to become an official response to the movie “Long Live Belarus!” by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz on Franak Viachorka's script.