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At least 114 were arrested during the protests in Belarus on Saturday

At least 114 people were arrested during protests in Belarus on Saturday, the country’s Interior Ministry reported on Sunday.

“A total of 114 citizens were arrested for violating the legislation on mass events, 99 of them in the city of Minsk,” the ministry said in an official statement by the Russian news agency Sputnik.

At least 87 of the detainees are in pre-trial detention until the courts have examined the administrative misconduct files.

At least 114 were arrested during the protests in Belarus on Saturday
At least 114 were arrested during the protests in Belarus on Saturday

The statement reflects that seven mass actions took place on Saturday in three regions of the country, in which more than 50,000 people took part.

Belarus is in an unprecedented wave of protests after the presidential elections on August 9, in which, according to the authorities, Alexander Lukashenko won with more than 80 percent of the vote. The opposition has questioned these results and denounced the election fraud.

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