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March 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Baton-wielding police beat back thousands of protesters Saturday at an opposition rally, sending armored personnel carriers into downtown Minsk and detaining 400 people in one of the country's harshest crackdowns on dissent in recent years. Central Minsk was sealed off, and hundreds of police poured in to disperse the demonstrators. Officers began seizing protesters and journalists, beating many with batons. Some demonstrators hid in stores lining the chaotic street.
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March 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Baton-wielding police beat back thousands of protesters Saturday at an opposition rally, sending armored personnel carriers into downtown Minsk and detaining 400 people in one of the country's harshest crackdowns on dissent in recent years. Central Minsk was sealed off, and hundreds of police poured in to disperse the demonstrators. Officers began seizing protesters and journalists, beating many with batons. Some demonstrators hid in stores lining the chaotic street.
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