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Two reporters arrested in Minsk for posing for photographs with teddy bear in their hands
Two journalists were arrested in Minsk on the evening of August 8 for posing for photographs with a teddy bear in their hands.
Unconfirmed reports suggested that photographer Yuliya Darashkevich and Iryna Kozlik, a staff writer with the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, had been apprehended near the Palace of Art. They were said to be facing a charge of staging an unauthorized flashmob.
Teddy bears have become an unlikely symbol of fight for democracy in Belarus following mock “toy protests” held by opposition activists in Minsk and last month’s drop of teddy bears on Belarus by Swedish pilots in a pro-democracy stunt.
On July 4, a single-engine plane piloted by two representatives of Sweden's public relations agency Studio Total invaded Belarus' airspace and dropped hundreds of teddy bears with "pro-free speech" signs on the town of Ivyanets and Minsk before flying back to Lithuania unhindered. //BelaPAN