Thousands people say goodbye in Minsk to deceased activist Raman Bandarenka

Source : 112 Ukraine

Bandaranka died after a severe beating by law enforcers
15:51, 20 November 2020

Radio Liberty

In Minsk, people said goodbye to activist Raman Bandarenka who died after a severe beating by law enforcers as Radio Liberty reported.

Thousands of people came to the Church of Christ Resurrection to say goodbye to Roman. They raised hands with flowers in a sign of memory and then left the flowers near the entrance to the church.  Many wreaths had signs ‘To Hero of Belarus’.

Related: Belarus detains hundreds in wake of protesting activist's death

There were so many people that many of them left their cars a km from the church and walked. In their turn, the drivers were honking to commemorate Bandarenka.

People shouted ‘Long Live Belarus!’, ‘Roma, you are a hero’ and ‘We will not forget, will not forgive’.

Raman Bandarenka was detained at Square of Change on November 11. According to Belsat, the man was taken to the hospital with a closed craniocerebral injury, acute subdural head hematomas, brain hemorrhage. Roman slipped into a coma.

Related: 1,126 people detained during protests in Belarus

Later, a protest march in memory of activist Raman Bandarenka took place in Belarus, on November 15.

Besides, Brussels is preparing a package of sanctions against Belarus. The decision was made by the member countries' foreign ministers after the death of protester Raman Bandarenka.


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