Belarus: Women attacked and detained as protests persist

Belarusian riot police on Saturday violently detained several dozen women demonstrators, as President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime continued to resort to violence against its own people to cling to power.

Unprecedented demonstrations have erupted in recent weeks after the president defeated opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and won re-election with 80% of the vote on August 9. 

Tsikhanouskaya’s supporters dispute the result, and the candidate is currently in exile in…

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