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Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters Escalates in Belarus

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Click to expand Image Police detain a protestor during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, November 8, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo On November 8, Belarusian authorities detained more than a thousand peaceful protesters, inching closer to the record numbers of arrests in early August. For more than three months, people in Belarus have been protesting the contested August 9 presidential election results and police brutality that followed. Marches and rallies, sometimes uniting hundreds of thousands of people, have become a weekly tradition.…

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