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Belarus Passes 50 Days Of Ongoing Protests
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September 27 was the 50th straight day of daily anti-government rallies in Belarus, which started on the disputed presidential election day on August 9. Security forces were seen detaining people as a large crowd of protesters marched in the streets of the capital, Minsk, urging the authoritarian Alyaksandr Lukashenka to resign.

Police Crack Down On Protesters In Belarusian Cities
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Belarusian security forces tear-gassed anti-government protesters and fired shots in the air in the city of Homel on September 27. Demonstrators were also detained in another major city, Hrodna. Rallies against the authoritarian ruler, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, have taken place every day since he declared victory in a disputed presidential election on August 9.

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