Today in Minsk on October Square there was an rally of solidarity with political prisoners.
19.30 – The rally has finished; the participants are dispersing.
19.27 – There are about 20 participants on the Square.
19.20 – The former political prisoner, Vasilii Parfenkov, is giving a speech.
19.15 – About 10 protesters are on the square; among them is Elena, the mother of Nikita Likhovid. Colonel Evseev demands that they leave the area.
19.10 – Vinyarskii managed to call upon people to go out on to the Square every day in support of political prisoners. “We are holding, and will hold, rallies of support and solidarity with political prisoners each day,” Maxim said, after which security agents pushed him into a car.
19.08 – Maksim Vinyarskii, a coordinator of “European Belarus”, is arrested.
19.00 – Several dozen people are on the Square; there are many journalists and people in civilian clothes. Security forces are searching passers-by.