More than 500 Mahilyou residents came to the protest march against the tax on "parasitism".
The march started at 6 pm, Leninskaya Str, 29.
The claimants were the leaders of the local offices of the BCD Aleh Aksyonau, UCP Uladzimir Shantsauv, For Freedom movement Aliaksandr Silkou and BCDP (H) Ihar Barysau.
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Video provided by Belsat TV channel.
The next action against the decree on "spongers" will be held in Mahilyou on March 26.
Silver car with the detainees escaped.
"Man walked on the road, the police captured him all of a sudden and took away", one of men in the pursuit told journalists.
"He was grabbed not by people in the uniform. No one can prevent people from speaking out their opinion," one of action participants explained. "A man was pushed into a silver car. People tried to defend him, I was pushed to the ground. Then the police car arrived"
People pursue the police car.
People chant "Documents!" and don't let the car drive away. People chased the car.
Security services in a plain clothes try to detain more people.
There are bloodstain patterns on the police car participants were pushed into.
Activists were taken away by people not on the police car. Participants shout: They just kidnapped people! Who are they?
Two participants were detained. People blocked the movement and crowded round the police car. A woman sat on the hood.
The action against decree on "spongers" is over in Mahilyou. People actively shared their problems, complained about small wages and lack of work.
Mahilyou resident: "It was high time to hold the rally. I urge all people to stop fearing! I am a "sponger", but this (to participate in the rally- editor's note) is my civic duty."
Several hundred protesters reached their destination - Zvezd Square.
Protesters marched from the house on the Lenin Str., 29 to the Zvezd Square.
Mahilyou resident demanded from Marzalyuk to voice a "deputy's" salary and answer a question where people should work.
- Where are our $500 promised by the ruler? Marzalyuk has a good salary and he will earn even more! And I survive! Let the "deputy" answer where to work!, a woman spoke out.
"Senator" left the meeting after his speech.
"Deputy" Ihar Marzalyuk appeared in front of people.
Belsat journalist approached a woman with a child. She told:
- I represent ordinary people and an ordinary employee. Our family has many children, my husband works for 280 rubles. Prices increase, as well as bills for utility services, we have lack of clothes to wear children ... Such fate is not livable! They took a loan to buy baby shoes. I don't know how I'm going to feed kids tomorrow.
About 500 people gathered in Mahilyou. Organizers use sound amplifiers to inform that officials take a personal reception of citizens.
Participants tell about their problems in the megaphone in a row.
About 300 people gathered in Mahilyou. And this is not the end.