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Dozens detained in Belarus after clashes with police

WARNING: Video contains violent content and graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised. Security forces in Belarus detained at least dozens of protesters on Sunday and used force, including water cannon and batons, to break up crowds demanding a new presidential election, TV footage showed.

Footage purportedly shows police officers wearing black balaclavas dragging protesters into unmarked vans at a rally that drew thousands onto the streets of Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

It also showed police vehicles unleashing a powerful jet of orange liquid from a cannon into crowds.

Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by street protests and strikes since authorities announced that veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko had won an Aug. 9 vote by a landslide.

People have since taken to the streets every week to demand that Lukashenko step down and allow for a new election to be held.

Lukashenko, a former collective farm manager who has been in power since 1994, denies his win was the result of cheating.

Security forces have detained more than 13,000 people during a post-election crackdown, some of whom have been later freed.

Lukashenko’s key political opponents are either in jail or have fled abroad.

Sunday’s violence followed a meeting Lukashenko held on Saturday in a Minsk jail with detained opposition leaders, an unusual event that prompted some opposition activists to believe he was preparing to make concessions.

Police in Minsk said on Sunday they had detained “several dozen” people. According to a list published be the rights group Vesna (Spring), more than 330 have been detained by Sunday evening.

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    If you read the description it sounds exactly like what they wrote about Trump and Portland. I'm going to say, this probably isn't what it really is.

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    Clashes? I thought you were calling these peaceful protests.

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    Sweetchilliheat18

    Fight the NWO

    Fight tyranny!

    Canada will be free

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    ☀†🗿🌌🏠🗽🕚🗼

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    The civilians don't have firearms.
    Whenever the public have been striped of their firearms ownership rights governments are free to cause harm arrest starve beat and kill anyone who complains and doesn't tow the line.
    People. Free people must always retain their God given right to self defense and arms to do so.
    Wherever you find a well armed society you will enjoy public freedom
    Were you can find no firearms or firearms only in the hands of the elites you always find government tyranny.
    The people absolutely must retain ownership of firearms even should the have recourse to use them openly against tyrants hell bent on tyranny.
    Arm yourselves and Fight Fight Fight ! For your Rights. Or die trying.

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    My God what is happening in the world

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    If they had a right to own firearms then none of this would be happening rn

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    Nobody in our corrupt western media is going to point out that this is an American organized color revolution at Russia's doorstep? America already organized violent street thugs in Ukraine to take over from a pro Russia democratically elected government. I'm no fan of communists and dictators but we need to understand the dangers of surrounding Russia and how they might become paranoid and trigger happy as a result. Unfortunately, for the people of the world, there is zero chance that the dirty rats in the mainstream corporate media do an honest job of reporting what's really going on. In the past the CIA shot anti-American leaders. Today we do color revolutions. Sometimes they succeed (Ukraine, Serbia) and sometimes they fail (Iran, Hong Kong). But what we can count on is the complicity of the western media to cover up America's dirty business of regime changes.

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    Definitely A Good Sign When People are STANDING UP AGAINST TYRANNY………THERE IS NO OTHER WAY……..STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE SCAMDEMIC

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    Coward,scum,thugs.same all over the world ,need weapons and helmets to take on young women and grannies.SCCCUUUUUMMMMM

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    This is coming to a town near you in the UK

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    OH YEA GOES TO PROVE THIS A HOLE IS A DICTATOR AND A DAM WIMP

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    They don’t act like this when it’s facusr protesting cause the government is tan by undercover racist devil worshipping cowards

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    October: The Month of Violence

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    Obsidikis Necrosine

    Coming to a Republican state near you in the USA on November 4th.

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    The people will rebel. That's why the Canadian military recently put in an order for 34,000 rounds of teargas.

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    The world countries shall step in now to take down the illegal coup government

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    GOD BLESS THE BRAVE PEOPLE OF BELARUS. I HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO OUST THE DIRTY DICTATOR KNOWN AS lukashenko FROM YOUR GREAT COUNTRY. PLEASE KEEP FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM!

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    The only reason why this is happening in USA is because the citizens haven't given up their guns – yet. If Joe Biden gets in You'll be seeing a lot more of this. Coming to Canada soon.

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    Let me guess….for some reason this is Trump's fault right?

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    Send the rioters to Canada to join thousands homeless and j.unkies on the streets. W.hite Russia (Belarus) must clear itself up from the human w.a.ste.

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    Antifa / BLM Marxists / Leftists want the same kind of authoritarian government and control that exists in Belarus for all of us.

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    This is what we shall face in the coming months. GET READY!

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    Epsteindidntkillhimself

    Me looking for comments that mention 2020👁👄👁

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    The police are masked criminal thugs at war with the Belarus population

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    This will be UN controlled Canada and USA in a few years!

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