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Oct 12, 2020
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In Minsk, police used water cannons against protesters

In Minsk, police used water cannons and stun grenades against protesters. As RIA Novosti was told by the official representative of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Belarusian capital Natalya Ganusevich, the security forces are detaining the participants of the unauthorized protest action.

According to Ganusevich, a lot of people gathered in the center of Minsk - participants of the "march of pride" not coordinated with the authorities, in connection with which the police switched to an enhanced version of service.

As reported by TASS, at the moment Belarusian human rights activists say about 60 detained protesters. It is also known that Minsk law enforcement officers detain journalists covering the protests.

The day before, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with the arrested opposition representatives. In addition to the members of the Coordination Council (CC), among whom were Ilya Salei and Lilia Vlasova, ex-head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko and his son Eduard Babariko were also present at the meeting.

The conversation lasted four and a half hours. Issues related to the constitutional reform were discussed.

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