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    Police in Belarus have arrested more than 600 people after a massive rally of more than 100,000 in the capital Minsk, according to the interior ministry. For the past four weeks, protesters have been demanding that long-time authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko step down after last month’s election. He claimed victory, but his opponents and many observers say the vote was rigged.

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