Police in Belarus detained 345 people at protests on Sunday - ministry


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  • Monday, 23 Nov 2020

FILE PHOTO: Belarusian law enforcement officers watch demonstrators during a rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus November 22, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Belarus detained 345 people at nationwide anti-government protests on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Thousands took to the streets of the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday, with police using stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

Opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko have staged regular protests since August, accusing him of rigging the election to extend his 26-year grip on power. He denies electoral fraud and has refused to resign.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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