In Belarus, during the protests on the night of Tuesday, August 11, 21 policemen and servicemen were injured. This was reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic.
“On August 10, various Internet resources posted calls to gather on this day in the central part of the country’s settlements to participate in unauthorized events <...> As a result of unlawful actions, 21 police officers and a serviceman of the internal troops were injured, five of them were hospitalized,” – BelTA agency quotes the words of the official representative of the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs Olga Chemodanova.
Chemodanova also noted that the largest number of protesters gathered in Minsk, Brest, Mogilev and Novopolotsk. In addition, some drivers on the roads of the capital deliberately blocked traffic.
In Minsk and other cities of Belarus, unauthorized protests began after the presidential elections on 9 August. As a result, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, about 3 thousand people were detained, one person died. The Investigative Committee of the Republic opened criminal cases on the facts of riots and violence against employees of the internal affairs bodies.
According to the country’s Central Election Commission, the current head of the republic, Alexander Lukashenko, won 80.08% of the vote, and his rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – 10.09%.