Belarus protests: Police forcefully detain protesters as anti-government rallies continue

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    Police in Belarus continued to sharply crack down on protesters who took to the streets Sunday in several cities across the country, demanding an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian president. Security officers forcefully detained several protesters in the capital Minsk and the cities of Gomel and Grodno. Large demonstrations have been held in cities throughout the country and Sunday protests in Minsk have attracted crowds estimated at up to 200,000 people. Such anti-government marches have become a regular feature of the unprecedented wave of large, persistent protests that began after last month’s presidential election. Officials said President Alexander Lukashenko won a sixth term in office with 80 percent support in that vote but opponents and some poll workers say the results were rigged. During Lukashenko’s 26 years in office, he has consistently repressed opposition and independent news media. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews

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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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