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Over 360 people detained in Belarus after Lukashenko's inauguration

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, 59 protests with participation of about 5,000 people were recorded in Belarus on September 23
15:30, 24 September 2020

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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.

Related: Lukashenko's secret inauguration does not make him legitimate president, - Ukraine's MFA

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.

Related: Five European countries refuse to recognize Lukashenko's legitimacy

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