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More than 140 detained by police in Belarus protests

KYIV – The Belarusian human rights group Viasna says that more than 140 people were arrested and many of them beaten by police during protests calling for the country’s authoritarian president to resign.

The demonstrations that attracted thousands were the 16th consecutive Sunday of large protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.There have been near-daily protests since early August, but those on Sundays have been the largest.

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