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Belarus’ MFA confirms detention of over 350 participants of Sunday's protests

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law enforcement bodies also confirmed the use of special means against protesters in Mogilev and Gomel
17:43, 28 September 2020

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus has confirmed the detention of more than 350 protesters on Sunday, September 27. In total, according to the law enforcement officers, 22 protests were recorded in the country on that day. This was reported by the ministry’s press service.

"In total, over the past 24 hours, more than 350 people have been detained across the country. They are pending trial on administrative offenses," the statement said.

The use of special means against the demonstrators in Mogilev and Gomel was also confirmed.

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"Special means had to be used to contain the protesters' pressure and prevent an attack on police officers," the Interior Ministry said.

As we reported earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Alexander Lukashenko to leave the post of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

"It is a crisis of power, an authoritarian power that cannot accept the logic of democracy and which is hanging on by force. It is clear that Lukashenko has to go,” Macron said.

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