21 January 2022,   12:39
Over 300 people detained during protests in Minsk

Over 300 people have been detained by the police during non-authorised protest rallies held in Minsk, police said.

Earlier in the day protesters gathered in different residential neighborhoods of Minsk, a new tactic recently employed instead of large rallies in the downtown. Law enforcement officers prevented protesters from gathering, but some supporters of the opposition managed to hold local rallies.

The statement of the MIA added that the police warned protesters that illegal actions were unacceptable, but a number of people actively breached the law and were detained.