‘Glittering’ Women’s March leaves almost 400 women detained

Women gathered for a traditional Women’s March in Minsk. The meeting place was Kamarouski market. Today’s march was called “glittering”. The participants were asked to wear glitter and bring shiny things.

Women’s March at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: belsat.eu

The women traditionally gathered for Saturday’s protest in Minsk. They spoke out against violence and torture. Many of the members wore glittery clothes and glittery makeup.

Women’s march at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: belsat.eu
Nina Bahinskaya at the Women’s March. Kamarousky market, September 19, Minsk. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Women’s March at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: belsat.eu

The participants of the “glittering” march passed around Kamarouka and headed towards Bangalore Square.

Women’s march at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Women’s March at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: belsat.eu
Women’s march at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Women’s March at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: belsat.eu
Women’s march at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Women’s March at the Kamarousky market. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: belsat.eu

Near the shopping center “Evropa”, the participants of the march were surrounded by riot police and security officials in balaclavas, and detentions began. The policemen also surrounded the participants of the march and near the shopping center “Iceberg”.

The police detained the participants of the march. At 19:00, according to the HRC “Viasna”, 272 people, mostly women, were detained. The list is constantly updated.

Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu

After the detentions and mass arrests, the participants of the march lined up along the Surhanava Street. The drivers supported them with honks.

After the paddy wagons left (with no more room inside), the girls lined up in a chain along Surhanava Street. The drivers supported them with honks. Minsk, September 19. Photo: Belsat.eu
After the paddy wagons left (with no more room inside), the girls lined up in a chain along Surhanava Street. The drivers supported them with honks. Minsk, September 19. Photo: Belsat.eu
After the paddy wagons left (with no more room inside), the girls lined up in a chain along Surhanava Street. The drivers supported them with honks. Minsk, September 19. Photo: Belsat.eu

According to our journalists, the security forces left, as the paddy wagons ran out of room inside. But then the paddy wagons with the security forces returned and again began to detain the participants of the peaceful procession.

Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March. Minsk, Belarus. September 19, 2020 Photo: Alisa Hanchar / belsat.eu

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