140 people detained during protests in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Interior Ministry noted that this data can be specified
08:05, 31 August 2020

Mass protests in Belarus

140 people were detained during the protests in Minsk on August 30 as Interfax-Zapad reported citing Interior Ministry Olga Chemodanova.

“As of evening, August 30, the number of detainees at the protest in Minsk made 140 people,” she noted.

According to RBK, this data is not complete and can be specified.

Earlier, the Belarusian law enforcers detained 125 people. Totally, 200,000 people participated in the protests.

Related: Missions of USA, UK, Switzerland and EU appeal to Lukashenko in connection with violence in Belarus

On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.

On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.

Related: Putin recognizes presidential elections in Belarus

As we reported, the European Union will adopt sanctions against Belarusian officials the next week. However, President Alexander Lukashenko is not included on the list.


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