The Belarusian Interior Ministry said that, during the past day, security forces have arrested about 700 people for their participation in unlicensed mass events.

The ministry added, in its statement: "About 700 people have been arrested for participating in unauthorized mass events. The riots in the country have lost their momentum and public character, but the level of aggression towards security and police personnel is still high."

On Sunday, August 9, Belarus witnessed a presidential election, and the Central Election Commission announced that Alexander Lukashenko had won, by obtaining more than 80% of the vote.

And the Belarusian opposition announced that it did not recognize the results of the elections, and its supporters took to the streets on Sunday evening to protest the results. Police dispersed the protesters, but protests resumed in the following days.

Source: TASS

By:Nadeemy Haded

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