Mass arrests of protesters in Belarus: security Officials use water cannons

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protest action in Minsk brutally dispersed by riot police
22:42, 23 September 2020

At the Minsk - Hero City stele Belarusian security forces began to disperse the protesters, who gathered to rally against the inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko, with water cannons. TUT.BY reports about this.

According to journalists, dozens of people have already been detained in Minsk. The security forces pushed the people away from the stele, and they were divided into two groups. It is also reported that hundreds of people are starting to walk towards the stele, besides this, in at least five districts of the capital of the Republic of Belarus, people began to gather at key points and go to the city center. At the same time, problems with the Internet began in Minsk.

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It is also known that at least two water cannons drove up to the stele and they began to water people. In addition, a convoy of trucks of internal troops and special equipment appeared in the center of the city. The servicemen and riot policemen cordoned off the stele entry points and began to drive out the protesters from there.

As we reported before, authorities of Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Estonia have not recognized Alexander Lukashenko as head of the Republic of Belarus.

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