Lawlessness in Minsk: Women, elderly people beaten by heavily-armed police

Another ‘non-parasite’ rally started today in Minsk at 14:00. The protesters planned a peaceful celebration of Freedom Day. It is an unofficial holiday commemorating the establishment of the first Belarusian nation-state, the Belarusian People’s Republic, on March 25, 1918.

But the Minsk riot police brutally dispersed the march.

According to preliminary information, about 400 people were detained, many were battered. shows you the most dramatic moments of the day: