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Minsk: Youth Activists Hold Action of Support to Hunger-strikers

2006 2006-06-05T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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According to RFE/RL

On 2 June in Minsk about 30 persons took part in the flash-mob of support to the people who are keeping the hunger-strike of protest against the persecution of the Young Front by the Belarusian authorities. The majority of the participants of the flash-mob were activists of the Young Front. They sat down on cold concrete plates in the center of Minsk for about 10 minutes and drank mineral water. In such a way they expressed their solidarity with the people who cant consume anything except for water being on hunger-strike.

Two hunger-strikers from Minsk, Pavel Davidovich and Zmitser Khvedaruk also took part in the flash-mob. They said that this action was very important and it helped to show the public support to participants of the hunger-strike.

The action ended peacefully. However, after its end, when a part of the participants moved to the city supermarket, the police detained them. Nine detainees were kept in Minsk Tsentralny Borough Board of Internal Affairs for about 2 hours and then were released. The police stated it was a prophylactic detention.

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