“Young Front” activists detained for attack on Communist rally

2011 2011-11-07T17:41:31+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A group of young people threw eggs at the monument to Lenin and participants of the rally held by the official Belarusian Communist Party on Nezalezhnasts Square in Minsk. Activists were chanting “Stop Communism” and “Tribunal for Communism”, Nasha Niva newspaper informs. After a small clash with demonstrators, the guys were detained by plainclothes policemen.

Two of the detained are “Young Front” activists Raman Vasiliieu and Mikhail Muski. The name of the third detainee is unknown.

Belarus still celebrates 7 November, the day of the October Revolution. Representatives of the authorities and communists lay flowers to Lenin monuments and Aliaksandr Lukashenka extends official congratulations. About 100 people gathered at 10 am for a rally of the official Communist Party. Members of the pro-opposition Party of Left “Fair World” laid flowers to the monument at 11 a.m.

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