“What, bitch? I’m a precinct here. We are the power here.”

The story of a pensioner: a riot policeman sprayed the gas in her face at the “March of Pride.”

An unknown activist tries to help a detainee during the “March of Pride” on October 11. Photo: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS
Nina Privalova. Photo: from personal archive

“I hung my backpack covered in blood on an acacia bush.”

“There are a lot of them, these men in black, these spiders. And they rush at people”.

The unknown woman was detained at the Pride March on 11 October. Photo: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS
March Of Pride. October 11. Photo: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS

“So what, bitch, what did you see?”

A victim during the Pride March on 11 October. Photo: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS

“It seemed that the lungs were bursting. I did not see with my right eye”.

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Stories of people hoping for a democratic Belarus. Created, translated and moderated by a collective of independent authors.