First arrests in Minsk at latest anti-Lukashenko demonstration | AFP

Belarussian police arrest protesters at the latest demonstration against the country’s strongman Alexander Lukashenko. The opposition movement calling for an end to the regime of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has kept up a wave of large-scale demonstrations every Sunday since his disputed win in August 9 polls.

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Demonstrators arrested in Minsk protest against president’s disputed reelection | AFP

Demonstrators are arrested and journalists briefly detained “for document checking” at an anti-Lukashenko demonstration on Independence Square. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier vowed military support for close ally and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, while urging a peaceful resolution to the unrest and protests that erupted after the disputed August 9 vote.

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