A white-red-white flag was removed from the yard of a resident of Smaliavichy.
The flag was hung a year ago, but the police decided to seize it only now, a reader wrote to charter97.org.
“The Belarusian national flag has been in my yard for more than a year. Police patrols were ignoring it, but three policemen came recently and seized my flag without explanations. I said that I hadn't violated any laws, but officers of the Smaliavichy police department answered I could go to a prosecutor's office or a court with my complaints. I am going to take their advice. I think my civil rights were violated. I am pressed for the Belarusian flag illegally,” he said.