Belarus police detain dozens at women's rallies

Source : 112 Ukraine

Seven detainees were subsequently released
14:13, 25 October 2020

Huge crowds in central Minsk demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. August 16, 2020
Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Several dozen people were detained during the Women's March  in Belarus. Human rights center Viasna reports about this.

"At 2 p.m. on October 24, another march took place in Minsk. The march was called the Proud Women's March of Professions," the message informs.

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Most of the arrests took place in Minsk - 16 people, one - in Zhlobin. Seven people were subsequently released.

According to Viasna, among the detained and released were citizens of Russia and Great Britain, they were part of the film crew of the British news channel Sky News.

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As we reported earlier,  British streaming portal Netflix is filming a documentary about the political protests in the Republic of Belarus, which began after the presidential elections on August 9 and continue to this day.

The British film crew has been filming the project for two months. The heroes of the picture will be demonstrators, the Coordination Council and Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya herself. Filming takes place in Minsk, Kyiv and Vilnius. 

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