MINSK, 9 Mar – RIA Novosti. The special services of Belarus are aware of three scenarios of protests on March 25-27, which, among other things, involve clashes between citizens and law enforcement officers, but attempts at destabilization will be severely suppressed, said on Tuesday the head of the republic's KGB Ivan Tertel.
“We know for certain that in the period from 25 to 27, attempts will be made to destabilize the situation in the country … An official application will be made to hold the event (opposition – ed.) On the 25th, it is planned to gather people on Yakub Kolas Square, and then march to the site in the area opera and ballet theater, then – uncontrolled exit of people at the call of well-known Telegram-channels, provocation for clashes with law enforcement officers.Perhaps more harsh scenarios involving third parties and injuring the health of people and citizens who will be in the area of these events, “Tertel said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel. Protests in Belarus
The second scenario, according to the chairman of the KGB, provides for the filing of an application for official events in the area of Bangalore Square in Minsk, with the subsequent withdrawal of people to an unauthorized rally “emotionally heated” in the central districts of the city, with the provocation of actions by law enforcement agencies.
“The third scenario envisages, in the absence of permission for the application, monitoring the situation, information manipulation, targeting house chats, coordinators, with their subsequent call for unauthorized actions, clashes with law enforcement officers in the central part of the city,” Tertel said.
“We will act toughly, in accordance with the law,” he stressed.
After the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, 2020, in which Alexander Lukashenko won for the sixth time, who, according to the CEC, gained 80.1% of the vote, mass opposition protests began in the country, in Minsk and in the regions they were associated with riots … During their dispersal, the security forces used special means and special equipment. The authorities have officially confirmed the deaths of three protesters. The actions gradually changed to a local and small number. Protests in Belarus
On February 11, the KGB of Belarus announced that the situation in the country had stabilized, the peak of the protests had passed, their manifestations had practically disappeared. In Belarus, criminal cases have been initiated against a number of opposition leaders, including calls for the seizure of power, the creation of an extremist group, and a conspiracy to seize state power in an unconstitutional way.