Hundreds arrested at mass protests in Minsk

Hundreds arrested at mass protests in Minsk

Hundreds of people have been arrested in Belarus. At least 633 people were detained during the unrest, the interior ministry said on Monday.

According to Vesna human rights center, people were also detained during protests in Grodno, Brest, and Baranovichi. On Saturday, activist Olga Kovalkova became the latest to say she had taken refuge in neighboring Poland amid threats of imprisonment.

The demonstrators want Mr Lukashenko to resign after his re-election last month amid allegations of ballot-rigging.

The protest rally has started on August 9 after President Alexander Lukashenko won more than 80% of the vote.

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