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Bulldozing of crosses in Belarus condemned

MINSK (CNS): Catholic and Orthodox leaders condemned the bulldozing of memorial crosses at a site of communist-era mass executions in the Kuropaty Forest, outside Minsk, Belarus. The crosses marked the site where tens of thousands of execution victims were thrown in mass graves, mostly between 1937 and 1941.
 
Media reports said at least 15 protesters were arrested in early April when police cordoned off an area of the forest and bulldozers moved in to demolish about 70 15-foot crosses, which were taken away in unmarked trucks. 
 

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