Belarusian human rights activists reported more than 300 detained protesters: Belarus: Former USSR: Lenta.ru

The Belarusian human rights center “Viasna” reported on its website more than 300 detained protesters on Sunday 22 November.

In total, according to the center, as of 22.20 Moscow time, the number of detainees throughout the country was 323. Most of them are in Minsk, single arrests were carried out in Borovlyany, Mogilev, Grodno, Novopolotsk, Brest.

Earlier in the police in Minsk reportedthat the number of people detained at protests in the Belarusian capital exceeded 200 people. The detainees are being checked in accordance with the current legislation. The police clarified that the protesters were repeatedly warned about the inadmissibility of illegal actions.

The opposition urged its supporters to gather in the courtyards on November 22, and then move to the district gathering points and march through the city together.

Protests in Belarus began in late August after the election of the head of state. The protesters demand the resignation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and the entire leadership of the country, new elections, as well as an end to violence from the security forces and the prosecution of those who brutally dispersed the first protests after the elections and tortured the detainees.

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