Protests in Minsk: Shooting is heard, journalist is wounded, mass arrests are carried out

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hundreds of servicemen with machine guns took to the streets of Minsk, arrests are being carried out in Brest too
22:42, 10 August 2020

Protests in BelarusProtests after election day in Belarus, Minsk, August 9, 2020
Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Protests against the results of the presidential elections resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk, journalists talk about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue. correspondent reports.

Several hundred people gathered in the area of ​​the Yubileynaya hotel on Pobediteley Avenue, chanting "Long live Belarus!" The riot police called on people to disperse, but in the end about 30 people were detained. It is also reported that the traffic police stop cars that honk in support of the protesters.

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In addition, about a hundred people in military uniform with machine guns were seen on Kalvariyskaya street near the Korona shopping center. Here Natalia Lubnevskaya, a journalist of the Nasha Niva newspaper, was wounded in the leg. Now she is being taken to the emergency hospital. According to Natalia, she was hit by a rubber bullet. The second bullet hit the journalist and cut off his badge. Later, the security forces used tear gas against the protesters. It is worth noting that the journalists were standing in a group, they were wearing vests with the inscription ‘Press’ and all of them had journalist IDs.

It is also reported that the squares and squares near the stele "Minsk Hero City Obelisk", where a rally of opposition forces took place the day before, have been cordoned off. The territory is covered with temporary metal fences along the perimeter. The police began to drive out and detain opposition supporters on the embankment of the Svisloch River.

Detentions began in Brest as well. The law enforcers are in the city at the intersection of Masherov Avenue and Sovetskaya Street. Law enforcement officers selectively detain people from the crowd.

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