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Over 50 protesters apprehended in Belarus in last 24 hours

Source : 112 Ukraine

Detentions were observed in Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, and Bobruisk
17:28, 26 August 2020

Mass protests in Belarus
Reuters

August 25, police detained 51 people during a series of protests in Belarus. This was reported by Vesna human rights center.

Thus, at least 20 people were apprehended in Minsk: some of them were detained during and after the rally at the Ministry of Education, and some - on Independence Square. 

Detentions have also been reported in Gomel, Bobruisk, and Mogilev.

Related: Why Russia is unlikely to invade Belarus?

Later, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs clarified that a total of 51 people had been detained throughout the country.

As we reported earlier, Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the Belarusian opposition, has announced the beginning of a peaceful revolution in the country.

"We are no longer the opposition. We represent the majority. A peaceful revolution is taking place now," she said.

Tsikhanouskaya believes that she should support the protesters, but she will not run for the presidency again.

“I did not see myself as a politician during the campaign, but I pushed myself forward. I do not see myself in politics. I am not a politician,” the former presidential candidate said.

Related: The Belarus revolution may be too velvet to succeed

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