Belarusian police detained mourners on Sunday, November 15, at the makeshift memorial in Minsk for Raman Bandarenka, an anti-government protester who died after being beaten by officers.
A crowd gathered to light candles and lay down flowers for Bandarenka before police arrived to end the ceremony and detain several people, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
Uniformed officers released tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a peaceful rally that took place on the same day, resulting in several injuries, according to local news reports.
Thousands protested in Minsk on Sunday to honor Bandarenka as anti-government demonstrations continued against Alexander Lukashenko’s declared presidential victory, which many believe was rigged, local media reported. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful