Updated at 11:44,21-11-2017

Police block fans with Ukraine flags to Okean Elzi gig in Minsk

Euroradio

The riot police in Minsk did not allow fans to carry Ukrainian flags to the concert of the Ukrainian popular band Okean Elzi.

The news came from the organizing committee coordinator of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party in Minsk Volha Kavalkova who came to the concert together with the activists of the Young Christian Democrats.

Unidentified men in plain clothes who refused to introduce themselves said they would not let anyone with flags pass to the concert. When asked for ID, they threatened to handcuff the activists and take them to the police station, said Volha Kavalkova. Only after activists left the flags in the storage chamber, they were allowed to go to the concert, reports the BCD press service.