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Belarus police detain dozens of protesters in Minsk

September 19, 2020

(Reuters) – Belarusian police detained dozens of protesters in central Minsk on Saturday, a witness said, as hundreds of people marched through the city demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko step down more than a month after he won a disputed election.

Protesters, most of them women, briefly scuffled with police who then blocked their path and started picking people one by one out of the crowd, the witness said.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by David Clarke)

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