14:03 GMT26 October 2020
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    MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarusian security forces have detained 11 people who participated in unauthorised protests in the city of Minsk on Saturday, the press service of the capital's police department said.

    "They [security forces] detained 11 protesters," a representative from the police department said.

    No journalists were among those who were detained during the latest day of protests in the Belarusian capital, the police representative added.

    A series of unauthorised opposition protests have been held across Belarus in the weeks that have followed the 9 August presidential election, which saw incumbent Alexander Lukashenko win a sixth term in office by a landslide.

    The Belarusian opposition has rejected the results of the vote and staged protests regularly on weekends.

    police, Minsk, protests, Belarus
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