In Minsk began the clashes of protesters and Riot police – radio Svaboda

In Minsk in the evening on August 9, clashes of demonstrators with the security forces. About it reports “radio Svaboda” (Belarusian service of “Radio Liberty”).

The publication also notes that the police have strict detention.

The portal TUT.BY according to the Telegram, which in the Belarusian capital several hundred people came out on the carriageway of the Winners. Traffic police tried to push people on the sidewalk.

“The area near the hotel “jubilee”, and also near the Palace of sports completely filled with people”, – stated in the message.

“In Winners Avenue in Minsk started detention hard. According to eyewitnesses, security forces jump out of paddy wagons and arrest people. People shout: “Go away!”, “Our home is Belarus!” Buzz is across the Avenue” – describes TUT.BY what is happening in the center of Minsk.

According to the information of eyewitnesses, security forces used stun grenades.

Today in Belarus was the main day of voting in the presidential elections of the country. The official exit poll is evidence of the victory of the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko with a score of almost 80%. The alternative polls show victory for his main rival Svetlana Tikhanovski with a score of 65-72%.

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