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Just in: Police detain over 300 protesters

Authorities on Monday said 313 protesters had been remanded in custody pending trial following an unauthorised mass rallies in Belarus. There have been mass protests in Belarus every weekend for nearly five months as the political opposition remains determined in its efforts to oust long-time President Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian Interior Ministry said in a
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Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire

Belarusian police on Sunday detained more than 200 people as tens of thousands marched against strongman Alexander Lukashenko in defiance of police threats to open fire after weeks of demonstrations. Crowds of demonstrators waving red-and-white opposition flags descended on a gritty industrial neighbourhood in southeast Minsk for a march along Partisan Prospect, a key transport
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Tens of thousands in Belarus protest President’s 6th term re-election

Demonstrators massed in central Minsk on Sunday after opposition leaders called for a huge rally to demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the latest in a wave of protests against his disputed re-election. The authoritarian leader dispatched his notorious riot police to disperse spontaneous rallies that erupted after he claimed a sixth presidential
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Belarus engulfed in ninth night of protests as Lukashenko heckled

Demonstrators descended on the Belarusian capital on Monday for a ninth night of protests against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko, who was heckled by factory workers as pressure grows on him to step down. Several thousand protesters gathered at Independence Square in central Minsk, waving the red-and-white flag of the opposition, chanting “Leave” and calling on
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