Riot police break up concert arresting 67 people

On the evening of February 13, participants and spectators of the concert involving several Belarusian bands like “Razbitoye Serdtse Patsana” Panska Moc and Ok-band were detained at the recreation center “Ogoniok” outside Minsk, reports.

The local chat reports that 67 people were detained and taken to the police station. Some of them seemed to have been taken there in their own cars and escorted by riot policemen. According to unofficial information, police reports were filed on the detainees. At least four people were released pending trial. The manager of the RSP group, Anastasia Dol, is reported to have been detained.

Belsat readers report that the detainees were taken to Zhodzina temporary detention center. More than 50 people did not return home from the concert that night.

It is noted that the event was rather a public rehearsal than a concert: no tickets were sold and no tour certificates were issued.