KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A human rights group in Belarus says over 180 people have been detained during Sunday protests against the country’s authoritarian president, who won his sixth term in office in a vote widely seen as rigged.
The protests took place in Minsk, the capital, and other cities and attracted thousands of people. In Minsk, large crowds gathered in different parts of the city despite the snowy weather for what has been dubbed as the Neighbors’ March, blocking the roads in some areas.
“Neighbor for neighbor against dictatorship,” one protest banner read.
“Go away, rat!” the crowds chanted, …read more