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Photo of the day: Protesters in Minsk hug (and even kiss) riot police officers

Source: Meduza
On the evening of August 14, thousands of Minsk residents joined a <a href="https://meduza.io/en/live/2020/08/14/belarus-live-blog-day-six-after-the-contested-presidential-election" target="_blank">spontaneous march</a> towards Belarus’s Government House on Independence Square. The demonstrators demanded a meeting with the authorities, as well as new presidential elections. Riot police lining the perimeter of the building lowered their shields as a sign of solidarity with the protesters. In response, demonstrators ran to meet the officers, giving them flowers and hugs.
On the evening of August 14, thousands of Minsk residents joined a spontaneous march towards Belarus’s Government House on Independence Square. The demonstrators demanded a meeting with the authorities, as well as new presidential elections. Riot police lining the perimeter of the building lowered their shields as a sign of solidarity with the protesters. In response, demonstrators ran to meet the officers, giving them flowers and hugs.
Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA