In the Internet published a video shot from a bird’s-eye, depicting how the Belarusian security forces blocked the streets of Minsk to prevent the activists gather in Independence square to hold a rally in honor of freedom Day.

Forbidden by the authorities, the rally, which was attended by several thousand people, ended before it started, reports “Russian conversation”.

Law enforcement officers blocked the streets of the Belarusian capital and began detaining protesters. Mainly in paddy shipped those who were carrying posters and white-red flags.

In addition to the demonstrators, detained and representatives of the media. According to messages of activists, only the security forces arrested several hundred people.

The European Union already reacted to the events in Minsk . In a communique the official representative of the head of EU diplomacy said that the actions of the Belarusian authorities are contrary to the obligations on democratization.