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Belarusian police used riot control means against protesters in a settlement near Minsk, with a shot being heard, Nasha Niva portal said on its Telegram channel on Sunday. reports that this was reported by Russian media.

"Local residents surrounded law enforcers who sprayed gas in the faces of the protesters and made shots," it said, citing eyewitnesses and videos. People however did not move away after that.

The press service of the Belarusian interior ministry told TASS it would refrain from comments.


Around 250 people were detained in Minsk during unauthorized mass protests, Minsk’s police spokeswoman Natalia Gausevich said on Sunday.

"About 250 people were detained in Minsk on charges of violating the law on mass gatherings," she said.

2020.11.29 / 23:13
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