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At least 100,000 protesters gather in Belarusian capital, police detain 250

(Reuters) - At least 100,000 Belarusian anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Minsk on Sunday, a Reuters eyewitness said, and police detained around 250 people, the Interfax news agency cited the Interior Ministry as saying.

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko is facing a groundswell of public anger after declaring a landslide win at last month’s presidential election that his opponents say was rigged. Lukashenko denies these allegations.

Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Katya Golubkova

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