Belarus MIA reports on 114 detained protesters, 50 journalists

Source : 112 Ukraine

37 hotbeds of political activity of citizens were recorded in the country
19:24, 28 August 2020

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August 27, 114 protesters and 50 journalists were detained in Belarus during anti-government rallies. The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus reports.

"In total, 114 citizens were detained in the country for consideration of cases on administrative violations in court," the message says.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs clarified that "a number of public and political mass events took place in the country" and law enforcement officers "took the necessary measures to maintain order and ensure the safety of their holding."

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"37 centers of the political activity of citizens were recorded, in which about five thousand people took part. Events in support of peace, security, and tranquility were held in various regions of the country, more than 2400 people took part in them," the press service added.

In addition, during the "holding of an unauthorized event", about 50 journalists were brought to the Oktyabrskiy district police department of Minsk to check the documents confirming the legality of their professional activities.

Almost all representatives of the registered media were released, as well as foreign journalists accredited by the Foreign Ministry. An administrative protocol was drawn up against one of the journalists; he was also released. Another foreign journalist was expelled from the country on a voluntary basis.

As we reported before, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine was supporting the European Union's approach regarding Belarus and did not rule out the possibility that it would join the EU sanctions

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