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Thousands attend funeral for opposition protester killed in Minsk
4:43 pm, November 20, 2020
On Friday, November 20 a funeral ceremony for opposition protester Raman Bandarenka took place in Minsk — the 31-year-old artist died of severe head trauma hours after he was detained on November 12. Reportedly, Bandarenka was
by a masked man who appeared to be a plain-clothed law enforcement officer. Bandarenka was attacked after he approached a group of masked strangers who were trying to remove red-and-white ribbons (
) from a fence on
— the courtyard of a residential complex in central Minsk that has become a popular gathering place for local opposition supporters. According to the Belarusian news outlet
, thousands of people came to say their goodbyes to Bandarenka. They brought red-and-white flowers and wreaths with the inscription “To a Hero of Belarus.”
BelaPAN / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
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