At least 4 persons detained in auto protest against fuel prices rise

2011 2011-07-22T11:20:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/stopbenzin.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At least 4 car-owners were detained during an auto protest against another fuel prices rise staged in downtown Minsk yesterday. They were taken to the nearest police department and charged with parking violation. After that all the detainees were released.

The protesters were initially charged under Art. 17.1 of the Administrative Code (“disorderly conduct”).

According to one of the detainees, his car was stopped and driver’s license was seized. Then unknown persons took his keys away and put him in a police bus.

 

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