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Belarus: Protester dies as police clash with demonstrators for second night in row01:13

Belarus: Protester dies as police clash with demonstrators for second night in row

Belarus, Minsk
August 11, 2020 at 14:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with police for a second night in Minsk on Monday after the Belarus Central Election Commission announced that President Alexander Lukashenko had triumphed in Sunday’s presidential election.

The country’s Interior Ministry said that one protester died after an "explosive device" detonated in his hands during the unauthorised rally in the Belarusian capital. The police also used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators.

According to the CEC, Lukashenko, who has been in power in Belarus since 1994, won the August 9 election with more than 80 percent of the ballots. His closest opponent Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the wife of Belarusian opposition figure and blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky, received 10.09 percent of the vote.

The protests started on Sunday after the exit poll results were announced, and around 3,000 people were detained in several different cities.

Belarus Health Ministry said that more than 200 people have been hospitalised following the unrest.

Belarus: Protester dies as police clash with demonstrators for second night in row01:13
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Protesters clashed with police for a second night in Minsk on Monday after the Belarus Central Election Commission announced that President Alexander Lukashenko had triumphed in Sunday’s presidential election.

The country’s Interior Ministry said that one protester died after an "explosive device" detonated in his hands during the unauthorised rally in the Belarusian capital. The police also used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators.

According to the CEC, Lukashenko, who has been in power in Belarus since 1994, won the August 9 election with more than 80 percent of the ballots. His closest opponent Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the wife of Belarusian opposition figure and blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky, received 10.09 percent of the vote.

The protests started on Sunday after the exit poll results were announced, and around 3,000 people were detained in several different cities.

Belarus Health Ministry said that more than 200 people have been hospitalised following the unrest.

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