On Wednesday, September 23, after the secret inauguration of the newly elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, police detained 364 people who took part in protests. This was announced by press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus Olga Chemodanova on Telegram channel.
"A total of 364 citizens were detained yesterday for violating the law on mass events (252 of them in Minsk). 320 people have been taken to the places of detention for consideration of cases of administrative offenses in court," the statement informs.
Also, according to the Ministry, 59 protests with the participation of about 50,000 people were recorded in various settlements of the country on September 23.
On that day, the newly elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a secret inauguration at the Palace of Independence in Minsk.
After that, the authorities of Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Estonia did not recognize Alexander Lukashenko as President of the Republic of Belarus.
As it was reported earlier, mass protests in Belarus against results of presidential elections proceed. 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.