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Nationwide strike in Belarus: Over 300 people detained across country

Source : 112 Ukraine

Konstantin Bichek, head of the State Security Committee's investigative department, said that his office would classify the protesters' actions as acts of terrorism
09:24, 27 October 2020

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In Belarus, 301 people were apprehended across the country during the nationwide strike that was initiated on October 26. This was reported by the Vesna human rights center that is unregistered in Belarus.

Most people were arrested in Minsk. According to human rights activists, detentions were also carried out in Brest, Vitebsk, Grodno, Gomel, Lida, Novopolotsk, and other cities.

In an interview with the Belarus 1 state TV channel, Konstantin Bichek, head of the State Security Committee's investigative department, said that his office would classify the protesters' actions as acts of terrorism.

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As we reported earlier, Belarusian Interior Ministry informed that special equipment and military weapons might be used against protesters in Minsk.

"The protests, which have shifted mainly to Minsk, have become organized and extremely radical. That's why employees of law enforcement bodies and servicemen internal troops will not leave the streets and, if necessary, will use special equipment and military weapons," the statement said.

Related: Over 500 people detained during protests in Belarus on October 25

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