Police detained 125 protesters during a rally in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, news agency RIA reported, citing the country’s Interior Ministry.
A protest rally is underway in Minsk now. Despite the heavy security, tens of thousands joined the protest, according to Belarusian media.
Some protesters lie face down in the centre of Minsk. Since morning, the police have tightened security in the centre of Minsk. A metro station in the Independence Square has closed.
The protesters demand President Lukashenko’s removal.