At least some riot policemen wore medical masks at the time of detention.
According to Belsat.eu correspondent Maryia Bulavinskaya, 30-40 people took part in the rally.
“People were walking peacefully down the street. There were people in civilian clothes in the crowd as well. A policeman kept saying into the sound amplifier that the rally was illegal and demanded to disperse. They didn’t pay any attention to him. And then riot police officers jumped out of minivans,” said Maryia Bulavinskaya, who was present at the rally.
According to witnesses, special police detained from 20 to 25 people.
The detainees included journalists of TUT.BY and Komsomolskaya Pravda. They were later released.
All the detainees were taken to the police department of Centralny district of Homiel.
On May 7th, the YouTube channel of Siarhey Tsikhanouski Country for Life published his statement of intent to run for president of Belarus. On May 6th, the blogger was detained by police.