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Belarus: Protesters hug members of security forces lowering shields00:59

Belarus: Protesters hug members of security forces lowering shields

Belarus, Minsk
August 14, 2020 at 18:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Government House in Minsk on Friday for another protest against violence. They called for an independent review of the results of the presidential election.

Footage shows men and women hugging members of security forces who lowered shields, tapping on their shoulders and giving flowers.

Some participants were chanting "We stand for for peace" and "Thank you for not hitting us.

The unrest in Belarus started on Sunday after election officials announced Lukashenko had won more than 80 percent of the vote.

Two people have lost their lives in the turmoil and nearly 7,000 have been detained throughout the country since then.

Belarus: Protesters hug members of security forces lowering shields00:59
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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Government House in Minsk on Friday for another protest against violence. They called for an independent review of the results of the presidential election.

Footage shows men and women hugging members of security forces who lowered shields, tapping on their shoulders and giving flowers.

Some participants were chanting "We stand for for peace" and "Thank you for not hitting us.

The unrest in Belarus started on Sunday after election officials announced Lukashenko had won more than 80 percent of the vote.

Two people have lost their lives in the turmoil and nearly 7,000 have been detained throughout the country since then.

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