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Protests begin in Belarus after Lukashenko’s victory in the presidential election

August 9, 2020

An as yet undetermined number of people were injured in the Belarusian capital Minsk during the police intervention to clear an organized protest against the virtual victory of the country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, in the presidential elections this Sunday.

According to the official Russian news agency Sputnik, police have used concussion grenades to disperse protesters, some of whom are injured and bloody.

In addition, there are records of several protests in front of Belarusian embassies in Russia, Ukraine and Poland, according to correspondents from the same agency.

Protests begin in Belarus after Lukashenko’s victory in the presidential electionProtests begin in Belarus after Lukashenko’s victory in the presidential election

Lukashenko is currently receiving a tentative 79.7 percent of the vote in the country’s presidential election this Sunday, according to polls that have been deceived by the opposition that has phoned residents of the capital to return to the electoral colleges to ” to control the counting of votes “.

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