Brest: police disperse international anarchist congress

2012 2012-05-04T17:12:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Police detained 11 participants of an international anarchist forum. Anarchists organized an international congress in Brest. Over 150 people from Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Belarus gathered at “Krasny Dvor” recreation centre on the outskirts of Brest.

Forum participants were discussing joint events and coordination of actions. Lots of participants said they support the anarchists imprisoned in Belarus on political motives.

According to the press service of the Brest police, “activists of the movement were discussing plans of coordinated actions of extremist character aimed at violating public order and safety, the established order of exercising state power and management.”

The authorities did not like talks about international cooperation with the plans to visit anarchist rallies in neighboring countries.  

The forum was interrupted by police. Eleven activists were detained. They underwent identity checks, were photographed and recorded on video. They are officially reported to be detained for disorderly conduct and accused of swearing at police officers.