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Armed political police attack an informal anarchist get-together in #Belarus

Belarus: Several people were charged with illegal usage of forest resources and distribution of extremist materials after political police with support of task forces attacked an informal anarchist encounter. Around 20 participants were at the camping site at that point.

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#Belarus: a state crackdown on anarchist Internet resources

Belarusian state continues an attack on anarchist web-resources. Recently it blocked several social media accounts of anarchist collective “Pramen” and its mirror on wordpress.org.

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#Belarus: “I can shoot you in a kneecap” – how Belarusian cops intimidate youth for alleged contacting with anarchists

We already wrote about a case of a “The network”, in which Russian secret service FSB is fabricating the case about “terrorist anarchists”, knocking out false evidence from the accused by beatings and tortures.

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#Belarus: Solidarity With Those Facing Repression

A couple of years ago, under its despotic leader Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus introduced the idea of a ‘social parasite’ tax, where an unemployed person has to pay an annual fee for not-working, or risk detention or other sanctions. The Presidential Decree #3 (2015) “decree against social parasites” imposed this unemployment tax on people who work (according to official record) fewer than 183 days a year and so do not take part in the “financing of the state”. The tax is the equivalent of US$250. 

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#Belarus: An Interview With Anarchist Mikola Dedok

In Belarus, anarchists have made a name for themselves during the recent wave of protests which have rocked the country. We speak to Mikola Dedok, an anarchist activist, on apathy, politicisation and the failures of opposition politics.
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Image from 2012: graffiti in support of Dedok. Source: Facebook.

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Berlin: Rally in Solidarity With Imprisoned Anarchists in Belarus

On the 28th of March around 15 people came out to the embassy of Belarus in Berlin for the solidarity action to the belarussian anarchists and all the other people who suffered from the belarussian state violence.

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#Belarus: Hundreds of Protesters Detained After Massive Wave of Repression

March 25 was planned by some liberal opposition leaders as the day of the biggest protest against Lukashenko’s policies this year. The biggest one on the wave of the recent anti-government demonstrations that started in February this year. It ended with the biggest police mobilization in years bringing thousands of riot cops to Minsk and detaining hundreds of people preventive and during the demonstration. This Saturday the capital of Belarus looked like a war zone created by the police.

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Solidarity Action in #Dortmund, #Germany for Arrestees in #Belarus

The biggest protests in years took place in dictatorial Belarus. They were caused by a new law, forcing every who has not been working for at least 6 months in one year to pay a “tax”. With this “tax” of 180 €, the government wants to finance healthcare and education. The average income in Belarus is 200-300 €. Because of the protests, the dictator Lukaschenko promised to suspend this “tax” for another year. Still the protests are going on. It is not only about this new law, it is about the dismissal of Lukaschenko. The government took over 160 journalists, anarchists, politicians of the opposition and demonstrantors in custody or imposed a fine on them. Every day more people are facing repression.

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Trial Marathon in #Belarus – 52 Protesters Jailed

In the last weeks there were several protests in Belarus. Last wednesday there were demonstrations in at least 3 cities and many activists were arrested. On March 16th there were many trials in Belarus.

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Image: One of the arrested in the court in Minsk, injured by the police..

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#Belarus: Dozens of Anarchists Arrested in #Minsk After Anti-Government Protests

As we reported on Tuesday, in the past weeks Belarus saw the biggest protests in the last 10 years. Yesterday people in Belarus protested again in 3 cities. Many people were arrested.

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