Belarus: Police clash with protesters amid protest – witness


Belarusian police clashed with protesters in Minsk for the second evening in a row on Monday after President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide victory in a contested election, a Reuters witness said.

Police were seen dragging protesters out of a crowd and beating them with truncheons. More than 30 people were detained, the witness said.

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Separately the head of the Belarusian state security service said it had prevented an attempt on the life of Lukashenko’s main opponent, Svetlana Tikhanouskaya, the ONT television channel reported.