In a gruesome video released by the Associated Press, Belarusian demonstrator Alyaksandr Taraykouski is shown collapsing holding a stomach wound after police are shown firing in his direction. The official version of events is that he tried to throw an explosive device at police which killed him. The video does not support this narrative.
Shots of Taraykouski’s death from other angles were published earlier on Telegram channels and Euroradio.
Those videos show Taraykouski with his hands up around 10 meters from a line of riot police, when there is a flash from the direction of the police. Taraykouski falls to the ground seconds later, reported RFERL.
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That mans blood is on his own hands. Why would he be walking towards the police in the first place, to throw a bomb? The man was a fool to do that during a highly charged event. He got himself shot.