The detainees were taken to Minsk Hero City Stele and put into a prison truck. There they were insulted and battered for the first time. The three men found themselves in a small and stuffy isolation compartment. They heard that people were being severely beaten on the street and in the truck. "And it was then that we realised that it was a completely different country, not Belarus, in that prison truck," Kim tells us about how his last illusions disappeared. The detainees were driven to one of the district police departments of the city. Then they were run through the corridor of riot policemen who were beating newcomers and throwing them down on their knees. A few hours later, the people were transferred to a hall and forced to kneel on the concrete floor.
According to Kim, some policemen felt at least embarrassed about what was going on there. When left with dozens of beaten people, one of them apologised, saying: 'This is the system', and even allowed to phone relatives. S[x detainees managed to make a call. "Suddenly someone runs in with a truncheon in his hand and shouts: 'How dare you raise your hand to the police!' And he just starts beating everyone who comes to hand with his truncheon," the man also remembers brutal actions by the policemen. That officer ordered not to let the detainees use the toilet and not to give water to them. In the morning all of them were taken to Zhodzina remand prison.