The protests in Minsk were initiated from abroad, said the interior Ministry of Belarus
An unauthorized rally in Minsk were initiated through social networks and messengers from abroad, said the first Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Belarus Gennady Kazakevich.
"Those unauthorized socio-political events that took place in June and July this year, was initiated within a few hours through social networks and messengers. And they were initiated from abroad. In the future, all the action was picked up, and we had him to react," said Kazakevich, the TV channel "Belarus 1".
The first Deputy Minister noted that not only the national segment of the Internet, and the Internet in General has become part of the political technologies of "color revolutions", which was invented in the 1970-ies.
"We see successively all the action that was spelled out even then: the creation of a mass protest, forcing the situation and so on. In this case, the absolute danger is not themselves communications, and those people who are behind this, organize, direct, attract and artificially create this mass protest and socio-political tension, which actually does not exist," said Kazakevich.
He also drew attention that the administrators of the Telegram channels are solely responsible for incitement to breach public order.
"From a legal point of view no matter how you call the riots: standing on the square or sit in a comfortable chair somewhere abroad or at the cottage. It is important that you do it", - said the first Deputy Minister.
Kazakevich also stressed that, if a person calls to any violation of public order, the Belarusian law enforcement "quite efficiently find and suppress such phenomena as the generation stage and at the stage of implementation."
The evening of July 14 in various cities of Belarus have been unauthorized mass protests after the decision of the CEC to refuse registration of candidates for President, the two politicians: former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko and former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo. The largest actions took place in Minsk. According to the interior Ministry, across the country because of violations of public order were detained more than 250 people. With the suppression of unauthorized actions affected six riot police officers, four were hospitalized. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case. According to human rights, in the framework of these criminal cases, arrested more than ten people.