Defiant Belarus protesters set to march despite crackdown

Belarus moved police vans and barbed wire into the centre of the capital Minsk on Sunday ahead of a new mass demonstration called for the eve of crunch talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Belarusians have been demonstrating against the disputed re-election of Lukashenko for a month, with more than 100,000 people flooding the streets of Minsk for four straight weekends.

Amid an ongoing crackdown on opposition leaders, masked security forces…

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