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Police in Belarus detained 713 people at protests on Sunday - ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Belarus detained 713 people at nationwide protests on Sunday, the Belarusian Interior Ministry said.

Security personnel used force, including water cannons and batons, to break up crowds of protesters calling on veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko to leave power and demanding a new presidential election.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Anton Kolodyazhnyy; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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