Today the first protester who was killed by the cops on Monday has been named by authorities. Alexander Taraikovsky was 34 years old. He was on his way home, said his wife but never arrived there or called again. Cops didn´t inform the family so the dead got known to them after two days. Our thoughts are with family and friends.
Protest in more than 50 cities all around Belarus
Already at nine in the morning protesters started to form chains of solidarity or were marching through the cities. Like yesterday these protests are mostly organized by women. Today in more than 50 cities and town protests took place. There is an interactive map now, where protests and strikes and other information are available. In general, you could see that more and more people from different parts of society are joining the protest. Families, older people, a lot of young people, as there are holidays and they don´t have to go to school.
The more people get out of prison the more stories of torture are told
Most of the people still don´t know were are their relatives and friends.
But more and more people got released today from Minsk pre-trial prison Okrestin. Starting at 22:30 even groups of people came out. Families, friends, and volunteers were holding protest rallies the whole day waiting for the people.
People went through hell: 50 people in 4 person cell, torture, beatings, threat of rape, no water nor food, people were forced to sing the national anthem and got beaten… More and more people are giving testimonies about their experiences and posting pictures of their injuries. Yesterday night people recorded torture noises from the prison. Many of the detainees released from the detention facility on Okrestin are taken straight to the hospital.
People wanna collect all the incidents and start a tribunal against the torturer and murderer of the regime.