Belarusian security forces detained over 170 people during protest actions across the country. This is evidenced by the data published on the website of the human rights center Viasna, which is not registered by the authorities on November 29.
According to the latest data, 171 people were detained during the protests in the Belarusian capital, the overwhelming majority in Minsk. In addition, detentions took place in Borovlyany, Lyakhovichi, Vitebsk, Grodno, Lesnoy, Brest, Baranovichi, Molodechno, Zhodino and Lida.
Earlier that day, it was reported that several people were detained during the protest action of supporters of the Belarusian opposition called “March of the Neighbors”. In addition, special equipment was used against the protesters.
On November 29, it became known that in the center of Minsk in connection with the protest rally announced by the Belarusian opposition, military trucks for the transport of personnel, paddy wagons and a water cannon moved.
Representatives of the Belarusian security forces took control of the State Flag Square, Oktyabrskaya Square. In addition, patrols with weapons were spotted at the “Minsk – Hero City” stele.
Also in the Belarusian capital were closed metro stations “Victory Square”, “Oktyabrskaya”, “Yakub Kolas Square”, “Kupalovskaya”, “Nemiga”. In addition, the Belarusian telecom operator A1 announced a reduction in the throughput of the mobile Internet “in accordance with the order of the authorized state bodies.”
The presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9. According to the Central Election Commission, Lukashenka won with 80.1% of the vote for the sixth time in a row. Those who disagreed with this outcome took to the streets, and citizen discontent spilled over into mass protests across the country. The voting results were not recognized by the countries of America and Europe.