Riot police attack picketers near Ukrainian embassy
11:34, — Politics
More than 10 people were taken to the Tsentralny district police department.
Tens of people, most of them activists of Alternative and Razam solidarity movement gathered near the Ukrainian embassy in Minsk and Taras Shevchenko monument with candles and portraits of a killed demonstrator – Belarusian Mikhail Zhyzneuski.
They sang Mighty God hymn. The riot police attacked them when they were leaving.
At least 10 people were detained, an eyewitness told Nasha Niva.
Among those detained are Illia Dabratvor, Mikhail Mikulich, Dzmitry Silchanka, Iryna Viatkina and Aleh Karol. They were taken to the Tsentralny district police department.
The police began to free the detainees without charges after 22:30.