People crowd in front of the parliament building during a protest in central Minsk

 
People crowd in front of the parliament building during a protest in central Minsk
People crowd in front of the parliament building during a protest in central Minsk January 10, 2008. Thousands of angry Belarussian businessmen demonstrated outside government offices on Thursday against a decree by President Alexander Lukashenko putting restrictions on hiring staff. Some 3,000 protestors took to the streets, according to a Reuters eyewitness, after New Year rules were introduced stating that individual entrepreneurs could only hire close relatives or register their businesses as larger units. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS)