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Belarusian police detain about 20 protesters in central Minsk - Reuters witness

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian police detained about 20 protesters who had gathered on a square in central Minsk on Wednesday, a Reuters witness saw.

The east European country of 9.5 million has been rocked by protests and strikes since an Aug. 9 election demonstrators say was rigged.

Reporting by Vladimir Kostin and Andrey Makhovsky; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Franklin Paul

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