MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian security forces detained more than 100 protesters on Sunday at rallies in Minsk the opposition had billed as “the march of neighbours”, a rights group reported and videos on local social media showed.
Thousands of protesters met at various locations, mostly in remote residential areas of the capital, and marched through the streets demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, a witness said.
Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets in Belarus weekly to demand Lukashenko quits.
As many as 60 local rallies took place in Minsk on Sunday, a Belarusian independent news outlet, Nasha Niva, calculated.
Videos posted on local social media showed uniformed men, many in helmets, grabbing people in civilian clothes and beating at least one of them.
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