In Minsk, several tens of thousands of people have participated in a march against the falsification of the results of the Belarusian presidential election and against President Alexander Lukashenko. Around 200 people have been detained after protests in Minsk and other Belarusian cities.
Shortly after nightfall, journalists were reporting that the 29th-straight day of demonstrations was over, with defences removed and traffic resuming in front of the Belarusian Independence Palace. Police manning the cordon in front of Lukashenka’s residence reportedly used tear gas on demonstrators.
The Belarusian rights group Vyasna reported that more than 180 protesters in Minsk have been detained, with a further three dozen detained in Brest, and other detentions recorded in Baranavichy and Hrodna.
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