Among the detainees are musician Uladz Lyankevich, actor Alyaksei Saprykin, Raman Azarchyk, a deputy dean at the Belarusian State Technological University, maxillofacial surgeon Artur Yarmarkevich, 79-year-old Larysa Sous, mother of journalist RFE/RL Hanna Sous (the elderly woman was later released), and a 13-year-old schooler.
The Minsk police also grabbed two sons of former Interior Ministry spokesman Dzmitry Parton when they were going to the parking lot. The men did not take part in the march, the family told nn.by.
By 5.30 pm (local time), human rights defenders report 120 detainees in #Minsk and regions. Photo: #Belsat viewers. According to them, police grabbed ordinary passers-by on Lyubimov Avenue, there was no column of protesters #Belarus #FreedomMarch #BelarusProtest pic.twitter.com/NoeUqAQkMJ
— Belsat in English (@Belsat_Eng) December 6, 2020
On Sunday evening, eight detainees were taken away from the police department by ambulance cars; 34-year-old Vikentsy Likhtarovich was hospitalised with a rubber bullet wound.
On the 120th day of the post-election protests, the participants gathered in their dormitory areas, formed columns and then headed to the previously defined places or decided on the spot where to march. Security officers repeatedly dispersed protesters’ columns, hunted for them in offstreet yards, used rubber bullets and flashbang grenades. Water cannons and service dogs were spotted during the march.