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14 Jul 2019 | 04:05 PM UTC

Belarus: Hundreds in Brest protest factory project July 14

Belarus News Alert

Thousands in Brest protest factory construction project July 14; heightened security measures and traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Minsk). COUNTRY/REGION Brest


Demonstrators rallied in central Brest on Sunday, July 14, to protest the construction of a battery factory. Local sources indicated some 250 people gathered at Lenin Square before marching through the city to call for the project's cancelation and to denounce the factory's environmental impact.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are possible near the demonstration sites. Further demonstrations cannot be ruled out. 


Individuals in Brest are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the protests, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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