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Police in Minsk use water cannon against protesters, begin arrests

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police have used water cannon and started to arrest protesters who took to the streets in their thousands on Wednesday following the sudden inauguration of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, a Reuters witness said.

Belarus has been shaken by protests since last month’s election, in which Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory but his opponents say the vote results were rigged.

Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alison Williams

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