Belarus Election and Protests, from The Filter^:
Demonstration met with strict crackdown - one dead
More than 10,000 Belarusian citizens have taken to the streets on March 25 in Minsk to celebrate Freedom Day. Thousands of policemen and riot policemen were hurled against peaceful protesters, all array of special means was used: smoke-grenades, noise-making explosives and teargas. Peacefully protesting people were beaten up until they were bleeding and unconscious, many people were carried away in stretchers by doctors. One person is reportedly killed. Hundreds of people are arrested again. Special detention centers are filled to capacity with political prisoners already, and new prisoners of conscience arrive. The dictatorship has proved again that it rests only on force. Flowers and peaceful slogans were opposed by weapons.
At least one person is confirmed dead with a skull injury.
The revolution has already begun in the minds of the people.
Tensions are high in Belarus' capital Minsk as several thousand protesters defied police attempts to prevent a rally over a disputed election.
Protesters moved in to the main streets after special forces closed off October Square, the site of a tented protest camp cleared away by police on Friday
Peaceful demonstrators moving to Akrestsyn Street are pelted by smoke bombs and stun grenades. Tear gas is used against people. People are stricken by panic. Riot policemen club them. Dzmitry Paulichenka, riot police commander has delivers several blows to presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin again. A bleeding man lies on the other side of the riot police cordon.
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