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Police in Belarus detained 317 people at protests on Sunday - ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Belarus detained 317 people during protests in Minsk and across the country on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Tens of thousands of people marched through the centre of Minsk to demand that the authorities free political prisoners, prompting police to turn a water cannon on them.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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