Belarus protests: Police use water cannon as demonstrations near 2-month mark

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Police in Minsk, Belarus used a water cannon on protesters in the city after tens of thousands marched through the centre of the Belarusian capital on Sunday to demand authorities free political prisoners. It was the latest in a series of rallies since Aug. 9 after President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory, which opponents have claimed was “rigged.” The U.K. and Canada have imposed sanctions on Lukashenko and other government members over the claims and violence by authorities against demonstrators. Police detained scores of protesters and some authorities in black helmets holding batons cordoned off streets in the central part of the city. According to reports, mobile internet in Minsk was down from around midday prompting telegram channels, which are the main means of communication and distribution of photos and videos from the protests, to ask residents to unlock their Wi-Fi networks if protesters march nearby. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7377220/belarus-police-water-cannons-protesters/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #Belarus #Minsk #BelarusProtests

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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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