Some 50 protesters detained after clashes with Belarusian police in Minsk – Interfax

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Some 50 protesters detained after clashes with Belarusian police in Minsk – Interfax

Some 50 protesters were detained in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday after clashes with police, the Interfax news agency reported, citing witnesses.

Belarus, a former Soviet republic with a population of 9.5 million, has been rocked by mass protests and strikes since an Aug. 9 presidential election that the opposition said was rigged by veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko. He denies the charge.

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