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Ended in Minsk riots

The riots in Minsk ended, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Police with the support of the internal troops and units of "alpha" failed to disperse protesters in the area of metro station "Sports" in the North-West of the Belarusian capital and the "Riga" supermarket to the East.

Now the militia disperses the last of a group of activists in different parts of Minsk heard the explosions of stun grenades. From places of clashes leaving police detainees.

The city centre is still blocked off at the intersections are the crews of GAI. Near the stele "Minsk — hero city" where yesterday there was a major turmoil, there is a large amount of machinery.

On the eve in the evening near Pushkin square killed one of the protesters. According to the interior Ministry, on 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. However, the unidentified object exploded in the man's hand and caused injuries incompatible with life.

The ninth of August in Belarus presidential elections were held. According to the revised 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.