Military weapons may be used against protesters in Belarus, - Interior Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus, the protests in Minsk have become "organized and extremely radical"
19:53, 12 October 2020

Radio Svoboda

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus informed that, special equipment and military weapons may be used against protesters in Minsk. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Belarus, department's press service reports.

"The protests, which have shifted mainly to Minsk, have become organized and extremely radical. That's why employees of law enforcement bodies and servicemen internal troops will not leave the streets and, if necessary, will use special equipment and military weapons," Deputy Minister said.

Related: Several EU countries recall their ambassadors from Belarus

As we reported, on October 11, the Belarusian police apprehended more than 500 members of March of Dignity, using water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters. Pushkinskaya metro station in Minsk was closed at the entrance and exit. Also people there were dispersed using water cannons. However, in Minsk protests continue, despite attempts by security officials to disperse people.

Later, a video of the brutal beating of people in Minsk, who are beaten with truncheons and kicked by "law enforcement officers" appeared on the network.

Related: Lukashenko talks with Belarusian oppositionists in the KGB detention center


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