Belarusian police officers Monday started dispersing several thousands of protesters gathered in central Minsk. Security forces pressed the protesters from both sides, after which the protesters started moving towards the nearby yards.
Screams and explosions of flash and sound grenades can be heard. Units of the country’s internal troops have left for the scene, and more and more protesters are being detained, TASS reports.
Clashes between police officers and citizens protesting the results of the presidential elections have begun in the Belarusian city of Brest, Sputnik Belarus reports.
The participants of the protest in Brest have built barricades with benches placed on the avenue and are standing behind them. Somebody has crushed the benches, and the wooden parts are used as weapons.