: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Club-wielding police in Belarus arrest nearly 400 protesters

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Club-swinging police went after demonstrators in Belarus’ capital who were demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president on Sunday, the 90th consecutive day of protests.

Human rights activists said nearly 400 people were arrested.

Thousands of demonstrators tried to enter the center of Minsk from several directions, but police cordoned off the area with armored vehicles and phalanxes of riot officers and prevented the protesters from assembling in a single place.

The Belarusian Association of Journalists said at least nine journalists were detained. The human rights organization Viasna said at least 389 people were arrested in all, including …read more

Source:: KXAN