People's inauguration of Tsikhanouskaya: Detentions of protesters begin in Minsk

Source : 112 Ukraine

People are detained on the way to the rally on the streets adjacent to Independence Avenue
17:52, 27 September 2020

Minsk protest

In Minsk, law enforcers began to detain participants of the next opposition march, which is called the people's inauguration of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

Protesters march in columns towards the city center. Meanwhile, the security officials are trying to prevent the accumulation of opposition supporters in the center.

People are being detained on the way to the rally in the streets adjacent to Independence Avenue.

About ten people were detained on the approaches to Masherov Avenue. People were heading towards the Minsk - Hero City stele.

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The police department of the Minsk city executive committee confirmed the fact of the arrests. As its official representative Natalya Ganusevich said, "there are several detained within the framework of the administrative process."

On the eve of September 23, newly-elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a secret inauguration at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. Turkmenistan is the only country that officially congratulated the newly elected President of Belarus on the inauguration.

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