At least five people detained at the Belarusian embassy in Moscow

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Police officers detained several people at a rally near the Belarusian embassy in the center of the Russian capital, an Izvestia correspondent reported on August 12 from the scene.

The rally took place for about two hours, after which the police pushed several hundred citizens away from the embassy in the direction of the Kitay-Gorod metro station. The detentions took place along the way.

Protesters came to express dissatisfaction with the results of the presidential elections in Belarus. At the present time, there are at least one and a half hundred people at the building of the diplomatic mission.

On the eve of a protest rally in Moscow, which gathered those who disagreed with the results of the presidential elections in Belarus, ended without incident. About 400 people gathered at the building.

On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. According to the CEC, the current head of state Alexander Lukashenko won 80.08% of the vote, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was supported by 10.09% of voters.

Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters did not recognize the results of the vote, after which unauthorized protests began in the cities of the country, which have been going on for several days. Both civilians and security officials suffered, one person died.

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