The protesters blocked the highway in the center of Minsk, three journalists detained under threat of deportation

two days before the presidential elections in Belarus residents, the opposition to Alexander Lukashenko, blocked Independence Avenue in the capital. Outside pulled police.

the Situation is calm. Protesters chanted “long live Belarus!” (“Long live Belarus!”).

According to residents of neighboring houses applauded the participants of the protest action, approvingly drivers honk, pedestrians and cyclists waving protesters in a sign of greeting. RIA “Novosti” reported that people will include the song “Changes!” Viktor Tsoi and group “Cinema”.

That evening it became known about the detention in Minsk of three correspondents of the TV channel “Now”: Russians Yuri Baranyi and Ukrainians Ivan Grebenyuk and Irina Romantiskas.

the Journalists were covering yesterday’s rally rival Lukashenko — opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski. Reporters threatened with expulsion from the country, reported the Belarusian Association of journalists.

in addition, today was detained Trustee Tikhanovski — Andrew smolenchuk. Along with the man in the police was his wife.

Another candidate is the leader of the “Belarusian social democratic Hramada,” Sergei Cerecer said that his chief of staff Nikolai Lysenkov received on Friday the arrest of duration 10 days.