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Minsk police suppresses action in support of arrested opposition leaders

October 21, 2011, 22:46 UTC+3
Belarusian police on Friday suppressed an action in support of arrested opposition leaders in downtown Minsk
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MINSK, October 21 (Itar-Tass) —— Belarusian police on Friday suppressed an action in support of arrested opposition leaders in downtown Minsk.

Activists from the European Belarus movement gathered in Minsk’s Oktyabrskaya Square. They held portraits of former candidates for presidency Andrei Sannikov and Nikolai Statkevich, who are still kept in custody. Police warned the ralliers that the action was unauthorized and gave them two minutes to go away.

The action lasted for about thirty minutes. One of the activists, who megaphoned demands to set free the arrested opposition leaders, was detained.

Earlier in the day, Belarusian prosecutor’s office warned against this action.

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