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The Belarusian police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades in Minsk during new protests against Lukashenko

August 11, 2020

Belarusian security forces fired rubber bullets and stunned grenades on Tuesday before a renewed protest in the capital Minsk over the results of the presidential elections on Sunday, in which President Alexander Lukashenko was given a new mandate.

According to the Belarusian news portal Belapan, riot police have indicted the protesters near the Urucha metro station, while the agents also blocked traffic on Independence Avenue to the airport.

Similarly, a group of protesters blocked a street near Kamyenaya Horka metro station, where officials also used rubber bullets and tranquilizers. No information is currently available on the injured or detained.

The Belarusian police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades in Minsk during new protests against LukashenkoThe Belarusian police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades in Minsk during new protests against Lukashenko

The protests erupted on the same night as the vote in different parts of the country, and in Minsk in particular, after preliminary results showed Lukashenko won more than 80 percent of the ballot papers.

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