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16 Dec 2019 | 08:06 PM UTC

Belarus: Anti-Russian activists schedule demonstrations in Minsk December 20, 21

Anti-Russian activists plan protests in Minsk on December 20, 21; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Activists opposing political integration with Russia have called for demonstrations in Minsk on Friday, December 20, and Saturday, December 21. On Friday, participants plan to gather from 18:00 (local time) at October Square, and then march to Independence Square. On Saturday, activists are due to meet at 14:00 at October Square. 

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near all protest sites and along all march routes.

Advice

Individuals in Minsk are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.