All but one activists detained on Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk released

25 March, 2019. Paddy Wagons in Kamsamolskaya street in Minsk. Photo — Belsat.

Only activist Alena Talstaya who had chained herself to the post was put in the remand prison in Akrestsina street. She later went on a hunger strike.

On the evening of March 25, politicians Vital Rymasheuski and Mikalai Kazlou were detained on Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk. All those who came to the square with national symbols were immediately detained by people in civilian clothes.

For Rymasheusky, this detention was the second in the previous 24 hours.

After 21:00 it became known that almost all the detainees were released. They told reporters that they did not have protocols drawn on them for offenses, only protocols for detention and preventive talk.

Also on that day, musicians Lyavon Volsky, Pavel Arakelyan, Zmitser Vaytsyushkevich and Ihar Varashkevich were detained and released. They were going to give a street concert at the Revalyutsyinaya Street in Misnk.

Zmitser Dashkevich, Natalia Harachka-Basalyha remain in the remand prison (they were detained during the Sunday concert). There also remain Dzyanis Urbanovich and Valer Rabtsau (they were detained in Kurapaty).