Around 16.30 it became known that in Grodno, Belarus police broke into a lecture from Pyotr Vladimirovich Ryabov, which was going on in “Tsentr Garadskogo Zhytsia” (Belarusian – “The center of the city life”).
Two lectures of the senior lecturer of the Department of Philosophy of the Moscow State Pedagogical University, candidate of philosophical sciences Pyotr Ryabov (well-known anarchist) were supposed to take place in Grodno today and in Baranoichi tomorrow. The topic of today’s lecture was “Libertarian social thought of the last third of the twentieth and early twenty-first century.”
Cops arrested all those present: around 20 people, including Ryabov himself. Now they are taken to the police department.
This is the 3rd act of a brutal repression against Belarusian anarchists in last 2,5 month. In August local police broke into the lecture of Russian anarchist and ex-political prisoner Alexey Sutuga (https://pramen.io/en/2017/08/in-baranovichi-riot-police-attacked-presentation-of-alexei-sutuga/). In September, 28th, cops searched 2 houses of Minsk anarchists and confiscated printing facilities and electronics (https://charter97.org/en/news/2017/9/26/264066/).