March 25 was planned by some liberal opposition leaders as the day of the biggest protest against Lukashenko’s policies this year. The biggest one on the wave of the recent anti-governmental demonstrations that started in February this year. It ended with the biggest police mobilization in years bringing thousands of riot cops to Minsk and detaining hundreds of people preventive and during the demonstration. This Saturday capital of Belarus looked like a war zone created by the police. Continue reading Hundreds protesters detained after massive wave of repressions in Belarus
Belarus experiences mass protests and a huge wave of repression again. At the moment several dozens anarchists are arrested for a few weeks for participating in the protests against the ‘tax on unemployment’. Six people are on hunger strike. Continue reading How can you help the arrested after the Anti-parasite marches in Belarus
Today in three major cities of Belarus – Minsk, Mogilev and Grodno – people took the streets protesting against government attempts to collect tax off the unemployed (details of the story HERE). In Minsk, demonstrations managed to gather more that 1 500 people, in Mogilev and Grodno 1 000 each. These are the biggest protests those cities have seen in decades. It is worth mentioning that most of the protesters are far from major political powers in the country and do not align with any opposition stream, rather prefer to point out the hard economical conditions and results of 24 years of Lukashenko’s rule. Continue reading Dozens of anarchists arrested in Belarus after anti-government protests
On the night of May 23rd, the police in Warsaw arrested three anarchists on charges of an alleged arson attempt of a police vehicle. The three were transferred to a remand prison where they are to be held in custody for three months, awaiting trial. They face up to 8 years in prison. Media frenzy broke out over the arrest in the past few days, with high-ranking politicians and experts on terrorism discussing the matter on TV. Continue reading Warsaw: Open letter in connection with the arrest of three anarchists
24-year-old history student Viktorija Kolbešnikova is on trial in Lithuania, charged with public incitement to discrimination, violence and physical destruction of national and social groups.