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Belarus Activists Arrested For Egging Mock Lukashenka

Three Belarusian opposition activists have been jailed for holding a protest in which people egged a mock picture of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.

The three were among a group detained today after they set up a stand on a busy street with a picture of a moustachioed man apparently meant to represent Lukashenka.

A sign at the stand said: "If you don't like the regime, throw an egg at me."

Boxes of eggs were available at the stand.

The activists -- members of the Young Belarus opposition group -- were charged with participating in an unsanctioned rally and given sentences of between seven and 15 days in jail.