Hundreds of Protesters where arrested 2 days ago in Belarus, attending the 20th Independence Day Celebrations in Minsk, report AFP, Al-Jazzera and Tas-Interfax. According to different media agencies, the peaceful protesters where around 1000 people who clapped and applauded during Lukashenka's speech on the Military Parade in Central Minsk. More than 300 people where apprehended and sentenced to 3 to 16 days of imprisonment simply because they clapped. A new wave of protesting rocks the Belorussian Capital, as the economical situation in Belarus worsens. New protests are exclusively organized over social medias and are feared by Belorussian officials. Only 2 weeks ago, Lukashenka announced to personally annihilate anybody who attends protests that were organized via social medias on the internet.
RT - Russia Today 5.7.2011