Belarusian Interior Ministry reports detention of over 300 protesters

Source : 112 Ukraine

On December 6, the protests took place in Minsk and other cities of Belarus
20:17, 7 December 2020

In Belarus, 344 people were detained during the protests on December 6 as the Interior Ministry of Belarus reported.

“Yesterday, totally in the country, for the violation of the legislation on mass events and until the consideration of the cases on the administrative violations in the court, 344 people are detained,” the message said.

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The law enforcers noted that in Minsk, the protesters gathered in groups in different districts in the capital. Mostly, the protests were large-scale and took place in the courtyards of houses.

According to the human rights center Vyasna, 330 people were detained during the protests on Sunday. The detentions took place in Minsk, Grodno, Brest, Smalyavichy and Lahoysk.

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Protest actions in Minsk and other cities in Belarus have been running for almost four months. People stand against the resuls of the presidential election that took place in August. Back then, the Central Election Committee announced that Alexander Lukashenko won the race. The Belarusian opposition did not recognize these results; neither do the EU and the U.S.


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