Barricades, hope, dispersal: Monday’s protest spot in Minsk (photo report)

On August 10, Prytytski Street which is located in the western part of Minsk turned out to be one of the most protest streets in the Belarusian capital.

To disperse the participants, the riot policemen used tear gas, threw lightbang grenades, battered and batoned them. As reported earlier, even Alfa antiterrorist unit was seconded to put down the protests. The brutal crackdown lasted for several hours.

Belsat photographer Tanya Kapitonava was shell shocked during one of the police’s attacks near Pushkinskaya metro station. She had minor hearing loss.

Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich. Photo: Vot Tak / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu
Pushkinskaya metro station. Minsk, 10 August, 2020. Photo: TK / Belsat.eu

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