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Belarus police crack down on protesters, detain dozens

Anti-government demonstrators in Belarus are keeping the pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. They protested in the capital for a tenth consecutive Sunday despite a crackdown by police who used water cannon and stun grenades on the protesters. Lukashenko held an unexpected meeting with opposition activists in a …

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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 …

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Police use water cannon to disperse mass anti-Lukashenko rally

Belarusian police have used water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters who once again took to the streets of the capital, according to media reports and videos posted in social media. Tens of thousands of people have marched through the centre of Minsk, as protests against President Lukashenko continue, calling for …

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