In clashes in Minsk, killing one protester
During the protests in Minsk, one person was killed, said the press service of the interior Ministry of Belarus.
As the representative of law enforcement to Olga Chemodanova in his telegram channel in the riots in the street Pritytskogo, a crowd built barricades, and one of the protesters tried to throw an explosive device at the side of the security forces, who arrived for the release of Pushkin square. However, says a spokesman, an unidentified object exploded in the hand of a protester and resulted in injuries incompatible with life.
Militiamen establish circumstances of incident.
According to the correspondent RIA Novosti, near the supermarket "Riga" in Minsk, explosions were heard, the protesters erected barricades near him. Later it became known that the security forces, the crowd of protesters at the "Riga" dispersed.
Also, police pushed the protesters from Pushkin square, after which a large group of protesters retreated to the side of Sports, from the center of the street Pritytskogo.
At about midnight in the vicinity of the station "Sports" — a 15-minute walk from Pushkin square began to gather groups of young people, some of them in riot gear.
In particular, as the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the protesters banderoles in helmets, protective elbow pads and knee pads, some of them have seen the kit. However, the majority without any protection. His appearance at the station, they explained the desire to observe developments and to protest against the results of presidential elections.
Some came in cars and bikes.
This district came a convoy of ten police vehicles. The police, with the assistance of internal troops and units "alpha" started to dissipate the crowd, using rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas. Before the security forces set the task to push back the protesters on the street Pritytskogo from the center of the Belarusian capital. Eventually the protesters in the area failed to disperse.
About 2: 30 in the riots in Minsk ended. The police chased the last groups of activists in different parts of the city were heard explosions of stun grenades. From places of clashes police took the detainees.
As of 3.00, the city center was still closed, at the crossroads — the crews of GAI. Near the stele "Minsk — hero city" where yesterday there was a major turmoil, there is a large amount of machinery.
The ninth of August in Belarus presidential elections were held. According to specified data of the CEC, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is gaining 80,08% of the vote. He has led the country for over 26 years.
The evening of 9 August a number of Belarusian cities began mass unauthorized protest. Protesters in Central Minsk erecting barricades out of garbage cans. The militia used against them tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades, and drove the protesters from the city centre.