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Dozens Arrested at Freedom Day Demonstration in Minsk

25 March 2002 MINSK, 24 March (BelaPAN)–About 50 people were arrested in Minsk on 24 March during a demonstration staged by the opposition to mark the 84th anniversary of the Belarusian National Republic, the country’s first, brief independence from Russia in 1918. Twenty-fifth March is unofficially celebrated in Belarus as Freedom Day.The demonstration started in […]