09 august 2020

Police crack down on protests as longtime Belarus leader set for landslide election win


MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus police fired stun grenades and began detentions in a crackdown on protests that erupted as President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim another election win on Sunday in the face of the biggest challenge in years to his grip on power. Thousands of people took to the streets of Minsk while protesters clapped, shouted “victory” and honked their car horns in solidarity with the opposition. Police blocked off streets and at least 10 people were detained in one spot in [...]