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Police In Minsk Break Up Protest Demonstration --> A street in Minsk today ( April 7, 2006 -- Belarusian police broke up a demonstration by some 50 opposition activists in central Minsk today, detaining at least two people.

The AP reports the activists were demonstrating against the inauguration of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka for a third term, due tomorrow.

They say the vote was flawed.


Minsk, March 25

THE AUTHORITIES GET TOUGH: RFE/RL's Belarus Service filed these images from the police action against the March 25 demonstration in Minsk. Photographs by Maks Kapran.


Listen to the sounds of the demonstration:
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