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Home / World News / Belarus says police detained about 700 protesters overnight

Belarus says police detained about 700 protesters overnight

Security forces have clashed daily with protesters since Lukashenko claimed a landslide re-election victory in a vote on Sunday that his opponents say was rigged.

world Updated: Aug 13, 2020 14:43 IST
Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
People with old Belarusian National flag gather in a street protesting the election results in Minsk.
People with old Belarusian National flag gather in a street protesting the election results in Minsk.(AP)

Belarusian police detained about 700 people on a fourth night of protests following President Alexander Lukasheko’s contested election victory, the former Soviet republic’s interior ministry said on Thursday.

Security forces have clashed daily with protesters since Lukashenko claimed a landslide re-election victory in a vote on Sunday that his opponents say was rigged.

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