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Protests in Belarus: Over 1,000 people detained, 51 protester wounded over three days

Source : 112 Ukraine

14 law enforcers have been injured, too
13:53, 12 August 2020

Protests in Belarus
Radio Svoboda

On late August 11 and early August 12, Belarusian law enforcers detained over 1,000 people. 17 cases were opened on the fact of attacks on law enforcers, Belarusian Interior Ministry reports.

51 citizens turned for medical assistance. 14 law enforcers sustained injuries, too.

Over three nights of protests in Belarus, 6,000 people were detained, and some 200 were taken to hospitals. Whereabouts of some of the protesters detained by the police remain unknown.

Earlier, Central Election Commission announced the election results, according to which incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko wins the first round with a result of slightly more than 80% of the vote. His main opponent, oppositionist Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, according to official data, received only 10.09% of the vote.

Related: Belarusian Parliament calls actions of riot police "adequate"

A lot of Belarusians did not accept such election results and took it out on the streets of cities with protests.

Ukraine's Embassy claims that nine Ukrainian citizens were detained during protests.

Related: EU claims elections in Belarus "neither free nor fair"

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