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12 Aug. 2020 / 12:47

Belarus election: Police beat protesters as EU condemns vote

Protesters set up barricades in the Belarus capital Minsk and clashes were reported in several cities on Tuesday night, after main opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fled, BBC reports.

A BBC team in Minsk was attacked by police, who were accused by protesters of brutality.

Protests erupted hours after Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko was awarded victory in Sunday's presidential vote.

The EU said the election was "neither free nor fair".

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