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Belarusian opposition supporters try to speak to riot policemen as they gather in front of a police line toward the Independence Palace, residence of the President Alexander Lukashenko, in Minsk, Belarus.(AP)

Hundreds detained as security forces crack down on mass protest in Belarus

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:18 AM IST
Nearly a month after an election which Lukashenko’s opponents say he rigged, tens of thousands of people marched through Minsk, many decked out in red-and-white opposition colours and shouting “go away!” and “you’re a rat!”.
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