Protests in Belarus are becoming more radical. In this regard, security agencies are ready, if necessary, to use special gear and military weapons. This was stated by First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus Gennady Kazakevich. His video message was made public by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Olga Chemodanova.
According to Kazakevich, the Ministry of Internal Affairs notes the fading of the protest movement in the regions, its concenration in Minsk and radicalisation. The official reffered to last Sunday protest rally in Minsk as an example.
Kazakevich said that “protesters used stones, bottles, knives, and shanks against police personnel in the daytime and in the evening” and “built barricades and set car tires on fire” at night.
“It has nothing to do with civilian protests. We faced not just aggression, but groups of militants, radicals, anarchists, football fans, attempts to repeat the events of early August,” he stressed.
The representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is convinced that “they are trying to plunge Belarus into the chaos of the 1990s” and “make it walk the path of the republics that experienced colour revolutions”.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, I declare: we will not leave the streets and will ensure order in the country. Police personnel and the servicemen of the internal troops, if necessary, will use special gear and military weapons,” Kazakevich said.
Recall that earlier Kazakevich said that people “discredit and demonise the authorities and security forces” in social networks and the Belarusian policemen react adequately to the evolving situation and act in accordance with the rules of the law.