In Belarus, one-armed man arrested for clapping




Belarusian plainclothes policemen block a central street to protect it from an opposition action ‘Revolution via social network’ in Minsk, Belarus, July 7. The center of Minsk is teeming with police preparing for the next in a series of weekly demonstrations calling for the ouster of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Sergei Grits/AP

The crackdown in Belarus grew more indiscriminate this week. Among the 400 arrested: a one-armed man charged with taking part in the clapping protests and mute person accused of shouting antigovernment slogans.

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