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09.11.2020 15:39 Photos

In pictures: Dozens of people arrested in police crackdown on doctors’ attempt at demonstrating in Minsk

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Police on Saturday aborted an attempt by medical workers to demonstrate in Minsk.

Initiated by a group called Bielyja Chalaty (White Coats), the demonstration was scheduled to start at noon.

“We’ll walk in a procession along city streets and show that we are here to help people and not to cover up the regime’s crimes,” the initiators said.

About 50 medical workers had gathered outside a hospital compound in central Minsk for the demonstration and groups of other people were approaching the scene when about a dozen police vans drove up and black-clad masked men started to non-violently arrest people who failed to leave the area.

According to human rights defenders, a total of 57 people were arrested.

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