Police arrest 800 people on referendum day

The Belarusian Interior Ministry reports that “no destabilization of the situation in the country was allowed during the referendum.” According to the police, they “ensured order in the country.”

The police claim no mass actions during the so-called referendum in Belarus. However, despite such statements, a criminal case was brought under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (“Organization and preparation of actions, which grossly violate public order, or active participation in them”).

Even though “there were no mass actions,” people in uniform arrested about 800 people all over the country. Not only that, but the police “recorded the facts of illegal sound signals and are working to identify such drivers.”