Artists and journalist detained in Kastrychnitskaya Square

The detention happened at about 13.00. Artist Mikhail Hulin, accompanied by three assistant,s was walking along the square perimeter holding abstract geometrical figures. Nasha Niva newspaper's camera operator Tatsyana Haurylchyk was filming the action. Some time later, special ops policemen approached the youngsters and asked to come with them for personal identification. They were put into a bus and delivered to the Central district police department.

Mikhail Hulin has told Euroradio that the police behaved rather politely. However, when the detainees refused to give their fingerprints, the policemen used force. The youngsters didn't see the protocols of detention. As of writing (16:35) they are still in the police department. Only Tatsyana Haurylchyk was released.

Mikhail Hulin had managed to hold the same action in the Independence Square together with three volunteers. The artists attracted no attention of police there.