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RFE Journalist Among Those Beaten In Post-Election Crackdown In Minsk


An opposition supporter, who is being held for demonstrating in a protest, flashes a victory sign from a police bus near a detention center in Minsk.

An opposition supporter, who is being held for demonstrating in a protest, flashes a victory sign from a police bus near a detention center in Minsk.

An RFE correspondent was beaten and his camera was broken as he captured this footage of riot police dispersing opposition protests in downtown Minsk Sunday night.



An estimated 20,000 people gathered in the city's central October Square to protest widespread voter fraud that they claim ensured President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's victory. One other RFE journalist was beaten and two bloggers were arrested at the Square as a result of the police action. RFE is withholding their names for their protection.

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