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Police in Belarus detained more than 350 people at Sunday's protests

FILE PHOTO: A participant wears a mask depicting Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya during a rally to reject the presidential election results and to protest against the inauguration of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus September 27, 2020. Tut.By via REUTERS

MINSK (Reuters) - Police in Belarus detained more than 350 people at nationwide protests on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.

Masked police dragged people into vans and fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse crowds as tens of thousands marched for a seventh straight weekend to demand veteran Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko quit.

Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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