Military equipment moved to the center of Minsk

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Military equipment from Uruchya is moving to the center of Minsk. The portal reports this on Sunday, November 22.

The military unit 3214 of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus is based in Uruchye.

The footage that eyewitnesses sent the portal show how six armored personnel carriers are driving.

“Cars with barbed wire and other special equipment were noticed on Partizansky Prospekt,” the report says.

On the Independence Square and around the “Minsk Hero City” stele, fences are being set up in anticipation of the next protest action. “Interfax”, citing eyewitnesses, reports on the accumulation of special police equipment, in particular, water cannons and paddy wagons, on the adjacent streets.

On November 15, Belarusian security forces carried out mass arrests on the “square of changes” near Chervyakova Street in Minsk. Protesters gathered there to honor the memory of Roman Bondarenko, who died on November 12. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic, more than 700 people were detained.

To disperse the protesters, law enforcement officers used tear gas and flash bangs, as a result of which there were victims. The country’s Interior Ministry confirmed this information.

As the head of the Minsk City Executive Committee Vladimir Kukharev said during an operational meeting on November 17, the city authorities have prepared a plan to ensure public order and discipline in connection with the ongoing unauthorized actions in the capital.

Protests in Belarus began after the presidential elections in the country, which were held on August 9. Residents of the republic, who disagree with the election results, take to the streets.

According to the Central Election Commission, the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote. The voting results were not recognized by some Western countries. Former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya went abroad.

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