BELARUS PROTEST LEADER ABDUCTED AFTER MASS ANTI-GOV’T MARCH
Unidentified people reportedly detain Maria Kolesnikova in central Minsk as police arrest demonstrators.
According to the report of the Belarusian Tut. By media outlet, Maria Kolesnikova has been abducted by unidentified individuals in central Minsk.
Accordingly, masked men took her and drove off in a minivan.
The incident occurred hours after security forces arrested 633 protesters following a mass anti-government rally on Sunday, the latest since the disputed August election.
However, a report from Russia’s Interfax news agency said police in Minsk said they had not arrested Kolesnikova.
Kolesnikova is the last one left in Belarus of three female politicians who joined forces before the August 9 presidential election to challenge longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko.