More than 300 people were arrested for taking part in the demonstrations that took place this Sunday in Belarus against the regime chaired by Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian Interior Ministry reported.
In a statement, the government department said that 317 people were arrested on Sunday for “violating the law on mass incidents” and that the anti-government mobilizations are estimated to have brought about 10,000 people together.
Of the total number of people arrested, 258 are in pre-trial detention and awaiting trial. The Ministry of Interior has stated that there were 10 “protests” in Belarus on Sunday, with the finding that only those in the capital Minsk were massive acts.
Belarusian security forces used water cannons to break up the protests after some demonstrators tried to block the movement of vehicles, according to Russian news agency Sputnik.