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5 protesters get detained, will be tried tomorrow

At about 8 p.m., five activists of the anarchist movement were detained not far from Niezaliežnasci Square in Minsk.

Two of them were placed in the detention center inAkrestsin Street for the night. The fate of the others is being cleared.

The detainees were given charges under art. 17.1 of the Code of Administrative Offences, petty hooliganism, and will be tried at the Kastryčnicki district court of Minsk on October 12.

Moreover, according to our information a report under Art. 23.34 of CAO was compiled against 17-year-old Yahor Skarableuski, who was let go after it.