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Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

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Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignationBy YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressSeptember 19, 2020, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKYIV, Ukraine -- Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 300 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country.More than 2,000 women took part in the march in Minsk. Such anti-government marches have become a regular feature of the unprecedented wave of large, persistent protests that began after the Aug. 9 presidential election. Officials said President A
Belarusian opposition leader ‘safe’ in Lithuania as protesters, police clash in Minsk

Belarusian opposition leader ‘safe’ in Lithuania as protesters, police clash in Minsk

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has left the country and was safe in Lithuanian, the neighboring nation's foreign minister said early Tuesday, as protests in Minsk continued for a second night against the re-election of authoritarian President Aleksandr Lukashenko. "Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is safe," Lina Linkevicius, the foreign affairs minister for Lithuanian tweeted early Tuesday. "She is in Lithuania." Her campaign said she was attempting to avoid "possible provocations" as protests erupted following Sunday's announcement by the election commission that Lukashenko, known as Europe's last dictator, had won a sixth term at the country's helm in a landslide victory. Riot police wielded batons and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disp...