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Hundreds arrested across Belarus as Sunday opposition protests continue
2:15 pm, November 30, 2020
Law enforcement officers arrested more than 300 people across Belarus on November 29, during the most recent Sunday opposition demonstration, dubbed the “March of Neighbors.” According to the Vyasna (Spring) Human Rights Center, the majority of the
took place in Minsk. Police officials in the Belarusian capital
approximately 250 arrests. There were also reports of multiple arrests in the cities of Vitebsk, Brest, Grodno, Lida, Zhodino, Lyakhovichi, Borovlyany, Lesnoy, Korobchitsy, and Dzerzhinsk. Protests against the official results of the 2020 presidential elections, which saw Alexander Lukashenko remain president for a sixth consecutive term, began in Belarus on August 9. Since then, opposition demonstrators have traditionally held their largest protests on Sundays.
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