: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Club-wielding police in Belarus arrest over 500 protesters


KYIV, Ukraine — 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 hundreds of people were arrested.
Thousands of demonstrators tried to enter the centre of Minsk from several directions, but police cordoned off the area with armoured 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 548 people were arrested in all, including well-known model Olga …read more

Source:: National Newswatch

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