Vitebsk activists demand: “Freedom for political prisoners!”

Activists of "European Belarus" and of an informal group of Vitebsk youth called "Free way" have hung a banner with the slogan "Freedom for political prisoners" and "Long Live Belarus!"

The banner appeared near Pushkin Bridge, not far from the historic city centre, where improvements are currently being carried out. This is a crowded place, and some passers-by stopped to look at what was written.

But after 10-15 minutes, the activists say, the police removed the banner.