Animal rights activists face fresh charges

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A protest staged by animal rights activists outside the Minsk Circus building on April 17. Photo: Belsat.

A protest staged by animal rights activists outside the Minsk Circus building on April 17. Photo: Belsat.

Several activists of the Ekalahičny Pošuh and the Cost of Living initiatives have been charged with illegal picketing for staging a protest in defense of animals near the State Circus building in Minsk. On April 25, six of them were summoned to the police department of Minsk’s Partyzanski district. The date of a court hearing has not yet been set.

Some of the participants of the picket, which took place on April 17, were wearing masks, but they were identified by a police officer who witnessed the protest.

The activists campaigned to boycott circus shows with trained animals. The picket lasted for about 20 minutes.

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