CASE #493
09 / 08 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of movement
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to vote, to participate in free and periodic elections and in public affairs

Time: nighttime

Place/Location: vulica Hintaŭta, not far from Uručča metro station

Identity of the victim(s): undefined

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined

A crowd of peaceful protesters stood at the crossroads and chanted "Protocol! Protocol", demanding the release of the official protocol with the election results. A group of OMON officers in black clothes and balaclavas confronted the crowd and tried to push them. Protesters refused to leave and continued chanting. 

At the last second of the video, there were people in civilian clothes and in tactical helmets and bulletproof vests. Their forearms were marked with yellow tapes. There were no weapons in their hands, but several pockets were attached to the bulletproof vests, probably with grenades and ammunition.

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