Market vendors demanded on Monday talks with Alyaksandr Lukashenka to discuss his presidential edict that paralyzed their business at the start of this year.
Ivan Sawchyts, chief of the police in the Brest region, has apologized for the conduct of police officers who violently arrested at least four elderly people at a marketplace in Pinsk earlier this month.
Vendors who sell goods at a shopping center in Homyel walked off the job on Tuesday to protest a nearly triple increase in stall rent.
The Krupki district authorities have ordered vendors at a local market to contract the police to monitor security at their retail outlets.
The devaluation of the Belarusian rubel has driven up retail prices of imported goods, say small vendors in Minsk.
Vendors at four retail markets in Brest joined sole entrepreneurs’ nationwide one-day strike on Wednesday.
More than 100 vendors on Sunday staged a spontaneous protest at the Svet Mody-3 shopping center in Zhdanovichy after tax officers decided to seize fur coats from a vendor.