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Riot police struggle with opposition supporters on March 25, 2006, in Minsk. Opposition supporters took to the streets, trying to assemble at October Square on Freedom Day, a banned holiday commemorating the country's struggle for indepdendence in 1918 and used by the opposition movement as a reason to gather in protest against President Alexander Lukashenko.

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Riot police struggle with opposition supporters on March 25, 2006, in Minsk. Opposition supporters took to the streets, trying to assemble at October Square on Freedom Day, a banned holiday commemorating the country's struggle for indepdendence in 1918 and used by the opposition movement as a reason to gather in protest against President Alexander Lukashenko.