Belarus: 250 protesters detained during ‘March of Heroes’

Masked riot police in uniform and plainclothes violently arrested around 250 people as tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Minsk during the “March of Heroes” protest on Sunday. 

Reports of the arrests emerged as protesters kicked off the fifth week of demonstrations against the August elections which they say were rigged.

“Some 250 people were detained in various districts of the capital,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement, adding that…

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