Belarus: Ice Cream-Eating Flash-Mobbers Detained

EM of TOL's Belarus Blog thinks it'd be better for the Minsk flashmob community to move underground: “The problem with all of that is that KGB is reading those online communities as well, so there are usually security people present at the flashmobs even before they start. […] Or is the whole point of this flashmob movement to draw attention to the arrests that follow the action? If so, I can see their point, but shouldn’t they be more honest about their goals then?…” LJ user litota_ posts pictures from a recent flashmob, during which young people were detained for somethin as innocent as eating ice cream at Oktyabrskaya Square. (On this post‘s first pictures one can see the plainclothes KGB agents in action, dragging a young girl away.)

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