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27 September,


Belarus protests continues for fourth night

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Thousands of protesters have rallied in Belarus's capital and other cities for a fourth straight night. The protesters marched against current leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, EDNews.net reports citing ABC.

More than 6,000 Belarusians have been detained and hundreds injured during unrest triggered. Lukashenko dismissing the demonstrators as criminals and the unemployed.

In the capital Minsk, hundreds of people formed human chains and motorists blocked police vehicles.

On one avenue, people stood on balconies and clapped in an expression of support before riot police fired rubber bullets at them.

Official election results showed Mr Lukashenko won a sixth term with 80 percent of the vote and the main opposition challenger garnered 10 percent.

Groups of women, many dressed in white and carrying flowers, have been marching in several cities.

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