Belarusian security forces dispersed a column of protesters in the Hrushevka microdistrict in Minsk. On Sunday, December 20, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
As the journalist said, a column of protesters was formed in the microdistrict, which walked through the courtyards, carried white-red-white symbols and shouted opposition slogans. Some time later, law enforcement officers arrived in Grushevka on several buses.
It is noted that the protesters partially fled to the courtyards, but several people were detained.
Earlier that day, it was reported that a large number of special equipment was pulled into the area of the working residence of the President of Belarus on Pobediteley Avenue in Minsk before the opposition’s announced protest action “March of the People’s Tribunal”.
Car wagons and water cannons appeared near the stele “Minsk – Hero City”, dozens of car wagons, cars with barbed wire, armored vehicles, minibuses for transporting security forces and water cannons were parked near the residence of the head of state.
On December 15, the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said that street protests would not stop in the country. According to her, the Belarusians will switch to new methods of peaceful struggle – in the form of “partisanism”.
After the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, in which Alexander Lukashenko won for the sixth time, who, according to the CEC, gained 80.1% of the vote, mass opposition protests began in the country. The voting results were not recognized by the United States and European countries.