NEW YORK - The Public Theater and Amnesty International are holding a peaceful protest in New York City against last month's arrests of artists and activists in Belarus.
Speakers at Wednesday's noon demonstration in front of Belarus' Permanent Mission will call for an end to the government's crackdown on free speech.
More than 700 protesters were arrested on Dec. 19 in the former Soviet republic following disputed presidential elections.
A benefit for the Belarus Free Theater is set for Wednesday evening in Lower Manhattan. It'll feature playwrights Tom Stoppard and Don DeLillo.
The politically outspoken troupe just finished a performance of "Being Harold Pinter" in New York. It says its members have been subject to arrest and harassment by the government.