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Protests, Arrests In Belarus For A Third Night Against 'Falsified' Election

Protests continued in Belarus for a third night on August 11 and through the morning of August 12 against the announced results of the country's August 9 presidential election, widely seen as rigged to ensure the landslide reelection of authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

RFE/RL’s Belarus Service reported authorities were enforcing a de facto curfew, detaining people walking on the streets, stopping cars and detaining some drivers, and limiting public transportation. Police wielding shields and batons also attacked people, journalists, and cars honking horns.

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