Riot Police Block Doors Of Red Church With About 100 People Inside

On Wednesday evening, 26 August, riot police blocked entrances to the Red Church with about a hundred people inside, including journalists and parishioners, during a peaceful rally in Independent Square in Minsk.  In an effort to end weeks of demonstrations challenging the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, several dozens were detained and others disperesed by riot police. Some 100 protesters who found refuge in a Catholic church facing the square were blocked inside. According to TUT.BY journalist, who happened to be inside, the people behaved calmly, waiting for the situation to be resolved. After about 40 minutes, they were able to leave of … Continue reading Riot Police Block Doors Of Red Church With About 100 People Inside