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Police in Minsk use water cannon to disperse protesters

An opposition supporter waves a historical white-red-white flag of Belarus in front of law enforcement officers during a rally to demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko more than a month after the disputed presidential election, in Minsk, Belarus September 20, 2020.
Tut.By | Reuters

Belarusian police have used a water cannon mounted on an armoured police vehicle to disperse protesters who took to the streets of capital city Minsk on Sunday, Interfax news agency reported and videos posted in social media showed.

Thousands of people gathered in Minsk on Sunday to call on authorities to free political prisoners, in what have become regular opposition rallies against leader Alexander Lukashenko.