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Belarus: Tent Camp Demolished, Protesters Arrested

Riot police began their operation at 3 am Minsk time and after 15 minutes the camp was demolished and the protesters arrested. br23 blog and Rush-Mush have updates on the aftermath: the amazingly slanted coverage on the Russian-language EuroNews; Minsk residents’ approval of the regime's actions; a sample leaflet distributed by the opposition in Minsk now; translation of LJ user kurt-belaruspost-operation appeal; translation of one protester's account of the operation on Radio Liberty's Belarusian Service.

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  • […] Veronika Khokhlova, GV’s Central and Eastern Europe editor, has a thorough roundup of reactions to the arrests. A Russian language weblog has a powerful collection of photos from the square after the protesters were taken away – empty tents, signs and banners on the ground, a garbage truck filled with the detritus of democratic protest. […]

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