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Protests change tactics, continue in numerous neughborhoods
A huge flag in the "Magistr" quarter / Euroradio listeners
The doors close in the face of the riot policeman, the security officer "mentors" his "comrade in arms", and the girl says goodbye to her father: "Run!" All this is the Freedom March, which took place in Minsk on December 6.
At the same time, the security forces acted more aggressively: they did not stand and wait for the protesters but were actively looking for them, including in the courtyards. Protesters, despite this, continued to gather and march in columns through their neighborhoods.
See how it was:
Judging by the photos and videos, large demonstrations in Minsk were held in the Zavadski district, in Hrushauka, in Starazhouka. And in Sukharava there were several columns independent from each other. Many people came out in Vyasnyanka, in the area of the Pushkinskaya and Partizanskaya metro stations, in Baraulyany (Minsk region).
Other districts were also crowded. While the law enforcers were driving around Malinauka and the South-West district (there were big marches there last Sundays, so dozens of minibuses and paddy wagons with law enforcers were seen in these microdistricts), in other districts Minsk residents were walking "at full power".
Where the protesters still managed to gather large columns, the security forces tried to disperse and arrest people. This is how it looked like in the area of the "Riga" supermarket, where people were detained by security officials in ammunition similar to the "uniform" of the GUBOPiK staff:
The Minsk police said that on December 6 "small groups of citizens gathered in various districts of the capital." According to the press service of the Municipal Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee, more than 300 people were detained - as on previous Sundays, when the marches were quite crowded.
The detainees were taken to the police station. Administrative proceedings were initiated against them under Article 23.34. This is how it looked:
Among those detained on December 6 were poet and musician Ulad Lyankevich, actor of the Belarusian Free Theater Alyaksei Saprykin, maxillofacial surgeon Artur Yarmarkevich, director of the training center "Square Orange" Vasily Pron. The "grandmother of the Belarusian revolution" Nina Bahinskaya was also detained, but was soon released.