Over 300 Belarusians detained during Sunday’s protests

According to Belarusian volunteers, 360 persons were detained at Sunday’s marches in the country; there are more than 320 names on the list made by human rights centre Viasna.

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.

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.

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