50 protesters, 39 law enforcers injured in Belarus, - Interior Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The authority denies that a protester deceased, being hit with a police truck
12:56, 10 August 2020

Protests in Belarus, August 2020

50 protesters and 39 law enforcers sustained injuries during the mass riots in Belarus, the country's Interior Ministry reports as cited by BELTA. At that, the authority denies that a protester deceased, being hit with a police truck.

The Ministry claimed that the information about the deceased man was a fake.

3,000 people were detained during the protests all over the country. About 1,000 of these were detained in Minsk, the rest were apprehended in other regions of Belarus.

On the presidential election day, August 9, the Belarusian police apprehended more than 120 people. RBC reported that with a reference to Vesna human rights protection center.

More than half of the detentions took place in Minsk. The list of apprehended people includes a local TV reporter, voters, and an observer that worked at a polling station.

Related: Presidential elections in Belarus: Protests take place in nine cities, including Minsk

One man was beaten up by the riot police operatives, and the ambulance took him to the hospital. At least one man died, after being mowed down by a police truck.

In other cities, such as Gomel, Grodno, Vitebsk, Brest, Bobruisk, Polotsk, Baranovichi, and Zhlobin, law enforcers took 79 people to police stations.

According to exit polls data, the incumbent leader Aleksandr Lukashenko wins with 79.7 percent of votes, while his main rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya collected almost seven percent. Tikhanovskaya also wins the election in the foreign electoral district.

Related: Zelensky urges Belarusians to refrain from street violence, show tolerance

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