68 people were detained at a concert in Belarus. The police called them “activists of the destructive Telegram channels”

The Belarusian police detained 68 people at the Ogonyok recreation center near the town of Smolevichi, where a musical concert was taking place. The official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus Olga Chemodanova said that an “illegal action” had been suppressed there. According to her, “under the guise of a musical party <…> activists of the destructive Telegram channels gathered.”

Afbeelding

There are minors among the detainees. In relation to their parents, a check was started “on the fact of their failure to fulfill their responsibilities for raising children.” The adult detainees drew up reports on the violation of the order of organizing mass events.

The police said that the participants in the concert used white-red-white symbols – in the colors of the flag, which became a symbol of protests against Alexander Lukashenko.

(c)MEDUZA 2021

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