KIVV, Ukraine (AP) – A human rights group in Belarus says more than 900 people were arrested on Sunday in protests around the country calling for the ouster of dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
The demonstrations continued the wave of almost daily protests that have gripped Belarus since early August. Minsk, the capital’s police do not use stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters took to pass Clubs and Ste.
The Viennese human rights organization reported the detention during demonstrations in other cities, including Vitebsk and Gomel. It said the total number of arrests across the country was at least 928 and some of the detainees were beaten by police.
Several protesters carried placards in memory of opposition supporter Raman Bandarenka, who died on Thursday after being beaten in police custody.
Protests Gust. Following the official results of the presidential election, Lukashenko was given a sixth term in office, sparking a wave of protests. Opposition parties and some polling activists say the results were rigged.
Lukashenko, who has suppressed the opposition and independent media during his 26 years in power, refuses to negotiate with the opposition and accuses it of being opposed by Western nations.
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