More Than 10 People Were Detained In Minsk During The "March Of Pensioners"

More Than 10 People Were Detained In Minsk During The "March Of Pensioners"
More Than 10 People Were Detained In Minsk During The "March Of Pensioners"

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MINSK, 8 Dec - RIA Novosti. More than ten people were detained on Monday for violating the legislation on mass events at an unauthorized "march of pensioners", the press service of the Minsk city executive committee's police department said on Tuesday.

Earlier on Monday, opposition Telegram channels called on opponents of the Belarusian authorities to take part in another protest rally - the "March of pensioners". The gathering was scheduled for Yakub Kolas Square, from where the march along Independence Avenue was supposed to begin, but the security forces blocked the way for dozens of protesters, and pinpoint detentions were carried out. As a result, according to eyewitnesses, a small group of sections of the march nevertheless reached the railway station.

"On December 7, from 12.00 to 14.30 (coincides with Moscow time), small groups of citizens gathered in some districts of the capital, representing the so-called" march of pensioners ", the participants identified themselves with unregistered symbols and posters containing various calls for violation of the legislation on mass events yesterday on the territory More than ten citizens were detained in Minsk, some of them were released, "the press service said.

According to her, in relation to other detainees, an administrative process was initiated under the article "violation of the order of organizing or holding mass events", while individual citizens were brought to administrative responsibility for disobeying employees of the internal affairs bodies.

"The police once again warn citizens about the inadmissibility of violations of the current legislation on mass events, crimes and offenses. Be prudent and do not respond to calls to participate in unauthorized mass events posted in various Internet sources and messengers," the message says.

Massive opposition protests began in Belarus on August 9, after the presidential elections, which were won for the sixth time by Alexander Lukashenko, who, according to the CEC, received 80.1% of the vote. The opposition believes that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya won. Protest actions continue to this day, the largest - on Sundays. In addition, events are held by supporters of Lukashenka, whose inauguration took place on 23 September. Law enforcement agencies say about the radicalization of the protests in Belarus, the actions have moved from the streets to the courtyards of residential buildings.

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