Belarus Police detained nearly 300 people at protests on Sunday – report

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks at an event in Minsk, Belarus

Police in Belarus detained 280 people at mass nationwide protests on Sunday, including 215 in the capital Minsk, the Interior Ministry said.

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Minsk on Sunday to demand the resignation of veteran president Alexander Lukashenko, despite a threat by officials to use firearms against protesters.

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