Simultaneously with the beginning of the action, arrests began on the Freedom square.
After the Women’s March was over, the security forces detained the participants and bystanders.
The store on Independence Avenue welcomes the participants of the peaceful Women’s March. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March in Minsk. September 12, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich / Vot-tak
The participants in the march drove the journalists of the Russian channel RT, who worked also for the Belarusian State Television, to the other side of the road.
Viasna reports about almost 30 people detained today in Minsk.
One of the main slogans of the women’s march today was “Where is our Masha?”
Women’s march in Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.euAmong the detained are Belsat journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Maksim Kalitouski, who were broadcasting live. They wore vests with the words “Press”. Andreyeva wrote on her Facebook: “Maks Kalitouski and I have been detained, during the arrest they threatened to handcuff me. We are in the Kastrychnitski district police department. They’ve seized the camera and phone, if we do not give it back, we can be charged with article 23.4,”. Come here everyone, especially a lawyer.”