Belarus | Police brutality at Minsk protest

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    Plainclothes police beat protesters with batons at a pro-opposition rally in #Minsk. It was the ninth successive Sunday of demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko across major cities in #Belarus. Some of the tactics used against protesters were the most brutal seen since the immediate aftermath of August’s disputed presidential election. Dozens of demonstrators were detained during the demo; security forces kitted out in black, armed with batons, were seen rounding up protesters in Minsk city center and escorting them to police vehicles. According to local media, Russian and Belarusian reporters were included in the arrests. Menacing-looking police trucks lined the streets and sprayed water and orange liquid at protesters, covering them in what looked like orange dye. Tear gas was deployed and police herded people into courtyards, as some attempted to fight back by pelting officers with bottles and other objects. MORE:

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    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

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