Belarus protests: more than 6,000 arrested, says interior ministry

Opposition leaders jailed or driven out of the country amid a crackdown on protests over election results

Authorities in Belarus say they have arrested more than 6,000 people during three nights of violently suppressed demonstrations against vote-rigging in Sunday’s disputed presidential election, as more footage and accounts emerged of police beating and violently detaining protesters.

Police detain a man on Wednesday who tried to put flowers at the site where a protester died in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

Opposition leaders have been jailed and driven out of the country in a massive crackdown following the election, which the election commission said was won in a landslide by President Alexander Lukashenko.

Read more at The Guardian

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