Ripped form IMCUK:
In Minsk, Belarus, a tent camp has been set up in the central October Square, to protest against election fraud. Last night, this camp was brutally evicted with about 500 arrests. One of the evicted tents was the indymedia tent. Belarussian Anarchists are asking for solidarity.
Minsk. This morning, Belarussian anarchists distributed information: Last night, 23 March 06, 3:30 AM, the Belarussian riot police (OMON) started to destroy the tent camp that has been put up in October Square in the city center to protest against the fraud elections in Belarus.
30 to 40 tents were trashed, around 500 people arrested. Among the destroyed tents was a tent of the Belarussian Indymedia. Among the arrested are many known anarchists, such as members of anarcho-punk band Deviation (singer Stas Pochyobut) and editors of the banned satirical anarchist paper Navinki.
Anarchists were constantly present in the tent camp with a few dozen people. Yesterday, the United Civil Party reported that all internet cafes in the area were closed to complicate reporting.
The people arrested were heavily brutalized. As all the police stations in the city are full of people who were arrested during the last 10 days (opposition groups estimate the number of people arrested all over Belarus at 5000), those who were arrested at the tent camp were taken to unknown destinations off the city limits. Their location, condition and charges pressed against them are currently unknown.
Belarussian anarchists also ask for any kind of solidarity actions at Belarussian embassies around the world!
Follow belarus.indymedia.org for updates and video footage coming up.