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People with disabilities took part in protest march in Minsk

Source : 112 Ukraine

At least two demonstrators and a lawyer at the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Aleh Hrableuski were detained
12:39, 16 October 2020

March of people with disabilities
Tut.by

On October 15, in Belarus, where the opposition threatened the authorities with a national strike, people with disabilities took part in a protest action. They gathered in the center of the city to walk along the Independence Avenue to GUM. It was reported by Tut.by.

People explained that they were against violence, for fair elections and law enforcement in the country. At least two people were detained and taken into minibuses by unidentified security forces. One of them was Aleh Hrableuski, a lawyer at the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Related: Switzerland imposes sanctions against 40 Belarusian officials

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

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