Police Deploy Stun Grenades

Nov 3, 2020

On 1 November 2020, riot police deployed stun grenades engaged in baton charges and fired live ammunition into the air to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in the capital Minsk as nationwide demonstrations continue against President Alexander Lukashenko’s victory in the 9 August presidential election. The demonstrators had marched through the city and were heading toward the Kurapaty memorial on the outskirts of Minsk when authorities arrived on the scene and began forcefully dispersing the crowd. At least 221 demonstrators were arrested; reports estimate that at least 20,000 people attended the protests. However, there were no reports of widespread clashes or casualties.

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