In Brest, the riot police dispersed the opposition rally

Special forces OMON of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Belarus on 3 July, broke up an unsanctioned rally of solidarity on the occasion of the independence day of Belarus. About it reports the edition

At approximately 18.45, the protesters left the scene of variety theatre in the city Park and gathered outside the entrance to the Park. There they stood until 19.20, and then the column went along the street Lenin. In the procession was attended by about 50 people. People are not shouting slogans. They walked and clapped. Near the shop “Winery” to the column drove a few minivans. Of them ran from the riot police and detained five people,” the newspaper writes.

All, according to the Brest authorities had arrested seven people. They are charged with administrative offenses.

In Belarus a month later – August 9 – should be held presidential elections. On the eve of voting the authorities stepped up pressure on the opposition. So, one of the main opponents of the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko banker Victor Babariko – was taken into custody June 18, a day before the deadline, which is given to collect signatures for the candidate. Belarusian law enforcers accused him of financial crimes.

Another potential rival to Lukashenka, a former diplomat Valery Tsepkalo will not be able to continue to participate in the race, as the Central election Commission of Belarus has rejected more than half of the signatureshe gathered in support of the nomination.

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