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March of Justice in Belarus: Almost 240 people detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protests continued in Minsk, Grodno, Gomel, Brest, and Mogilev
11:40, 21 September 2020

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Almost 240 people were detained in Belarus on September 20 during the March of Justice. This was reported by Vesna human rights organization.

"On Sunday, September 20, a March of Justice took place in Minsk. Protests continued in other cities of the country. Demonstrators were detained in Minsk, Grodno, Gomel, Brest and Mogilev," the statement reads.

Thus, the list of people detained in the Belarusian capital consisted of 168 names. Another 69 people were detained by security forces in different regions of the country.

Yesterday, on September 20, an opposition March of Justice was held in various cities of Belarus.

In addition, another Women's March took place in Minsk on Saturday, September 19, in protest against the current government. About 400 people were detained during the protests.

As it was reported earlier, mass protests against the results of the August 9 presidential election continue in Belarus. Security forces detain protesters as well as opposition leaders. The European Union is demanding Alexander Lukashenko to release detainees and respect the rights of citizens to peaceful protest. People died during the rallies. The exact number is unknown.

Related: Number of detained during today's protests in Minsk rises to 400

Related: Belarusian protests through emotional versus analytical lenses

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