Protests in Belarus: 158 people hospitalized with bodily injuries

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three people are in severe condition
22:50, 17 August 2020


In Belarus, 158 people were hospitalized with bodily injuries after detentions as reported citing Health Minister of Belarus Vladimir Karanik.

He added that three hospitalized persons are in severe condition; others are stable.

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Besides, six detainees are examined by medics at Okrestina Street. The medics are allowed to centers with detained people.

Two persons died.

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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.

During three nights of protests in Belarus, over 6,000 people were detained; about 500 were hospitalized. Over 40 criminal proceedings were opened. According to Belarusian mass media, the location of some detainees is still unknown.

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As we reported, the city administration of Minsk estimated the damage from the riots at more than 200,000 dollars.

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


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