The Investigative Committee of Belarus opened a criminal case in connection with the protests that took place in Minsk on September 6.
The ministry said in a statement that the case was initiated under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus ("Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them").
It is noted that the protests grossly violated public order in the center of Minsk, were associated with “clear disobedience to the lawful demands of police officers” and entailed “disruption of public transport, institutions and organizations”. Thus, as a result of stopping traffic, the utility company suffered damage in the amount of more than 30 thousand Belarusian rubles (about 866 thousand Russian rubles).
Four citizens of Belarus aged 18 to 32 years were recognized as suspects in the crime. In addition, the suspect in the case initiated under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Bashkortostan ("Hooliganism"), an 18-year-old girl was recognized, who applied a spray paint to the inscription on a special means.
Currently, the police continues to establish the circle of persons involved in illegal activities.