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Police detain dozens at protests in Belarusian capital - eyewitness

Law enforcement officers drag a demonstrator during a rally in support of detained Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova in Minsk, Belarus September 8, 2020. BelaPAN/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian police detained dozens of people during a protest on Tuesday in the capital Minsk, according to an eyewitness.

Scuffles broke out between officers and protesters, most of whom were women, who tried to block a road to stop police vehicles getting through.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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