200 people hospitalized after protests across Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Several people were hospitalized with cerebrocranial traumas, as well as injuries of the chest and the abdomen
19:53, 11 August 2020

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At least 200 people were taken to hospital after protests across Belarus. The country's Healthcare Ministry reported that on August 11, as quoted by TUT.BY's Telegram channel.

"Over the last two days, citizens with various injuries turned to ambulance stations and hospitals after the unauthorized street protest actions. A bit more than 200 people are undergoing treatment across the republic. The injuries include traumas of soft tissues and injuries of limbs", Healthcare Ministry says.

Several people were hospitalized with cerebrocranial traumas, as well as injuries of the chest and the abdomen. Most of the traumas are light. Some patients needed surgeries.

One person deceased even before the doctors were able to examine the wounds.

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

As is known, the presidential election in Belarus took place on August 9. The country's Central Election Committee (CEC) released the preliminary results, with Lukashenko collecting 80.23 percent of all votes, and his main rival Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya scored almost 10. The latter's electoral campaign claimed they did not recognize the results released by the CEC of Belarus.

Related: Lithuania to consider sanctions against Belarus due to repressions against opposition

When the exit poll data were released, thousands of Belarusians took it to the streets, showing their extreme discord with the outcome of the election, blaming the authorities with faking the results of the voting. Clashes with police and arrests followed. Hundreds of people were wounded, and a lethal case was observed, as protests unfurled in nine cities all over the coutry. 

Related: Ukraine's MP submits draft bill on non-recognition of presidential election in Belarus


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