14th protest Sunday: Hundreds of detainees at People Power March in Minsk

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Another protest march kicked off at 12.00 (local time) in the Belarusian cities and towns. Today’s event is called the March of People Power.

On Sunday afternoon, mobile Internet slowed down in Minsk; several metro stations, including central ones, were closed off.

Troops and military vehicles were pulled in to the centre of the city. As announced earlier, participants in the march are to gather at City Hall in Freedom Square.

Troops in vicinity of Europa Hotel. Minsk, 8 November 2020. Photo: TG motolkohelp

Kastrychnitskaya Square was fenced off:

Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: onliner.by

Although pro-government troops brutally detained and battered protesters, blocked roads, fired in the air to disperse them, groups of participants managed to form columns and move along cetral streets:

As of 9.30 pm, there are over 700 persons detained on Sunday across the country, mainly in Minsk, human rights centre Viasna reports.

Protesters running away from pro-govt troops. People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu

People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu

People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
Siloviki at People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
Siloviki at People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu

Siloviki at People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: belsat.eu

A man is taken away by unidentified people, who are presumably Belarusian law enforcement officers, during a rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus November 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Forum
A man runs away from unidentified people, who are presumably Belarusian law enforcement officers, during a rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus November 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Forum
A woman wearing a historical white-red-white flag of Belarus is taken away by a law enforcement officer during a rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus November 8, 2020.Photo: Reuters / Forum

Unidentified people, who are presumably Belarusian law enforcement officers, restrain a man during a rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus November 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Forum
A man holds a historical white-red-white flag of Belarus during a rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus November 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Forum
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: belsat.eu

Man jumps into river to avoid detention. Minsk, 8 November 2020. Photo: Belsat viewers

People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: belsat.eu
Man who was reportedly is charge of dispersing protesters at Minsk Hero City Stele. People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: belsat.eu
A man is taken to a van by unidentified people, who are presumably Belarusian law enforcement officers, during a rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus November 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Forum

 

People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu

Protesters running away from pro-govt troops. People Power March in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: АВ / Vot Tak TV / belsat.eu
Police vans, prisoner trucks parked near Sports Palace in Minsk. 8 November 2020. belsat.eu

Evening protests in Minsk. 8 November 2020. Photo: Belsat viewers

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