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Protests in Belarus: 21 law enforcers suffered; 2,000 people detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five law enforcers were hospitalized
15:33, 11 August 2020

Protests in Belarus
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As a result of the protests in Belarus, 21 law enforcers suffered. The employees of the law enforcement bodies detained about 2,000 people, as the Interior Ministry of Belarus reported.

It is specified that five officers of the internal affairs bodies and military of the internal troops were hospitalized.

“The Interior Ministry assumed necessary measures within the competence on the rule of law and provision of public safety. On the night of August 10 to August 11, the local gatherings of people in the number of the cities were observed; the most mass in Minsk, Brest, Mogilev, and Novopolotsk,” the message said.

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It is reported that partakers of the protests launched smoke bombs and bottles with the burning mixture. Some drivers stopped the movement intentionally; besides, the citizens blocked the traffic on roads by purpose-built hindrances.

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. Besides, according to the witnesses, about 11:10 p.m., the prison track ran into a group of people standing at the carriageways. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. According to the Belarusian Interior Ministry, no deceased observed during the protests.

Besides Minsk, the protests took place in eight cities of Belarus – Lida, Baranovichi, Brest, Grodno, Zhodino, Zhlobino, Pinsk, Kobrin.

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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.

The presidential elections took place in Belarus the same day. According to the results of the national exit poll, current president Alexander Lukashenko gains 80.23%.  Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is supported by 9.9% of people.

Meanwhile, foreign polling stations reported that Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya won. According to unofficial results, Tsikhanouskaya won presidential elections in Belarus. 

 

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