“It was hardly a fight” — Belarusian Loses His Life For Daring to Defend the Revolution for Freedom

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He started having a fever, and at eight o’clock in the evening, Roman passed away.

It all began when masked people in civilian clothing arrived at the infamous Square of Change (Площадь Перемен) on Wednesday evening, and began to rip off the white-red-white ribbons that were spread across the place.

People gathered in the Square of Change and chanted “To the military court!”.

Riot policemen tried to drive up to the square to interrupt the spontaneous gathering, but the drivers blocked the road. The officials failed in their mission to disrupt the event.

Roman Bondarenko

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