In Belarus, since August 12, a ban has been introduced on wholesale and retail trade in pyrotechnic products. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade of the Republic on Wednesday, August 12.
The introduction of the ban is provided for by the resolution of the Council of Ministers of Belarus of August 11, 2020 No. 475 “On the circulation of pyrotechnic products.” The document came into force on August 12.
Earlier on Wednesday, the media reported that riot police in Minsk are searching cars parked on Rokossovsky Avenue. Prior to that, law enforcement officers dispersed the protesters on the avenue and took this area of the city under their control. Some of the demonstrators took refuge in their cars parked nearby. According to Gazeta.ru, riot police stormed the entrances of residential buildings to find the demonstrators who had taken refuge there.
In addition, officers of the ROVD and OMON found homemade smoke bombs and balloons filled with liquid of unknown chemical composition in cars in the center of Brest in cars. The men who got out of these cars were taken to the regional department for investigation.
After the announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, unauthorized protests began in Minsk and other cities of the country. Promotions resumed on August 10 and 11. Both civilians and security officials suffered. The detentions of mass media employees, including Russian ones, were carried out.