Security forces used tear gas against protesters in Minsk

Security officials used tear gas against protesters in Minsk. Interfax reports this with reference to eyewitness statements.

They also reported about mass arrests in the area of ​​the Pushkinskaya metro station, where opposition supporters began to gather. According to eyewitnesses, several minibuses with law enforcement officers drove up to one of the groups at once. Before the arrest, tear gas was sprayed at them from spray cans, they noted.

Witnesses to the incidents reported that at the moment three dozen people have already been detained, including journalists. It is noted that the detentions continue.

Earlier it was reported that law enforcement officers detained about ten participants of an unauthorized opposition rally in the north-west of Minsk.

Throughout Belarus, mass protests have been taking place for three months over the official results of the presidential elections on August 9, according to which President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won 80 percent of the vote. The Belarusian leader himself has repeatedly stated that the West is behind what is happening.