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Police in Belarus detained 280 people at protests on Sunday: ministry

FILE PHOTO: Belarusian opposition supporters hold a rally in Minsk

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Police in Belarus detained 280 people at mass nationwide protests on Sunday, including 215 in the capital Minsk, the Interior Ministry said.

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Minsk on Sunday to demand the resignation of veteran president Alexander Lukashenko, despite a threat by officials to use firearms against protesters.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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