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Belarus police fire rubber bullets, tear gas on protesters

AP , Monday 10 Aug 2020
Minsk
TOPSHOT - Riot police disperse protesters after polls closed in the presidential election, in Minsk on August 9, 2020. AFP
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Belarus police on Monday used rubber bullets and tear gas to break up fresh protests challenging the result of a controversial weekend presidential election, witnesses and reports said.

Police in full riot gear fired tear gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters in the centre of the capital Minsk, injuring a journalist, a witness told AFP. Independent Belarusian media including tut.by confirmed the use of force.

 

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