"I still can't get my head around what happened next," Mikalai tells what he saw on Akrestsin Street. People had to run out of the paddy wagon through the corridor of riot police, who beat everyone with batons, legs, and even bare hands. After squatting for about an hour under the wall, when people were beaten incessantly, the detainees were finally taken to the cells. "Then I thought we would all be released tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. They would scare everyone and that's it," the man recalls. He thought so until he saw that there were thirty-seven people in the cell for six.
"The walls were so wet they were impossible to touch - they were wet from the sweat and breath of dozens of people," says Mikalai. When asked for help, they heard threats. People were heard being beaten in the next cell when they demanded food and lawyers. The men huddled against the open window and saw more and more people being brought. "They [security officers. - belsat.eu], were like ants. Five, ten of them attacked people. Two guys ran, fell, were kicked and punched, but never got up. Then they were just covered with some white cloth." Mikalai does not know what happened next, as the guards wouldn't let him approach the window.