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More than 20 injured and 2,000 were arrested after a new day of protest in Belarus

After a second day of protest in Minsk and other cities against the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko as president of the country, at least 21 members of the Belarusian security forces were injured and another 2,000 people were arrested, the ministry reported on Tuesday. Inside.

The ministerial spokeswoman Olga Chemodanova counted by telegram that there were new protests on Monday evening in response to a series of calls on the Internet.

“On the night of August 10-11, protests continued in several cities, the largest in Minsk, Brest, Mogilev and Novopolotsk,” he told the official BelTA news agency.

More than 20 injured and 2,000 were arrested after a new day of protest in Belarus
More than 20 injured and 2,000 were arrested after a new day of protest in Belarus

Chemodanova said there had been “open clashes with the police” with direct attacks on officers and patrol cars. “As a result, 21 police officers and members of the Home Office were injured, five of whom are being hospitalized,” he said.

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