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In Minsk, law enforcement officers assault Ukrainian journalist who works with AP, Mstyslav Chernov

10.08.2020, 14:03

On August 9 in Misk, during the protests, law enforcement officers assaulted and battered Ukrainian journalist who works with Associated Press, Mstyslav Chernov. The journalist was taken away in an ambulance, Radio Liberty reports.

The officers used flash-bang grenades and tear gas during the protests in Minsk. Against the officers, fire crackers were used.

Riot police started pushing people off to the 50-years of Victory Park. According to Radio Liberty, dozens of people were detained.

As Belarus online media outlet “Salidarnats”, Mstyslav Chernov, yelled to riot police officers that he is a journalist, but this did not help. 

According to this media outlet, he was beaten in the police van, and police called ambulance afterwards to transport the injured journalist to hospital number three.

The protests in the Belarus are related to presidential elections that took place on August 9.

Mstyslav Chernov is a journalist who comes from Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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