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20+ Brutal Photos Of Freedom Day Protest On Minsk Streets

This year’s Freedom Day rally in Minsk will be remembered by numerous detentions and unprecedented police force. Several thousand people took part in the unauthorized action on 25 March.

Over 1000 people – protesters, journalists, random passers-by – were detained within hours.

Extreme Security, Police Check-Ups And New Detentions. Belarus Marks Freedom Day

The protest action through the pictures of TUT.BY’s photographers Alexander Vasyukovich and Dmitry Brushko.

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Special forces block the Independence Avenue

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Participants of the rally cross the Independence Avenue

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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Participants of the rally cross the Independence Avenue

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Participant of the protest is talking to police before being detained

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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Riot police were carrying weapons

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Participant of the rally is saying something to police officers

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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Riot police during the march

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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A riot policeman helps a woman who was pushed to get up

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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Police detain an elderly woman

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Participants of the rally march along the Independence Avenue

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Police detain a participant of the unauthorized protest

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Source: TUT.BY