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Belarus: Radio Liberty Reports Violence Against Protesters

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Belarus, Breaking News, Digital Activism, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Protest

LJ user l_u_f_t posts [1] a Radio Liberty report [2] (BEL) claiming that the police are beating up protesters who are going down into the subway to go home and then return to the square. There's a photo of one boy with an impressive scratch on his body. The boy, Mikhail Avdeev, says the cop who attacked him introduced himself as Vladimir Naumov, interior minister of Belarus, and that he wanted to tear apart the white-red-white flag but failed and ended up tying it into a knot. Photos from the square are posted at http://news.lyakh.org/ [3]; the one displayed here [4] was taken 2 1/2 hours ago, at 9 am Minsk time today.