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Protesters in Minsk smashed the Windows of a police bus

The participants of the protest actions of the Belarusian opposition attacked a police bus and broke his glasses, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

On the Avenue Rokossovskogo continue to sweep groups of protesters. In the area of tightened large police forces. There are some crews "ambulance", they provide emergency medical care.

Protesters smashed the Windows of one of the police buses. Riot police trying to disperse the remaining protestors.

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.

On the evening of the same day in 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. As a result of the actions of the opposition were arrested about 3 thousand people, injured about 100 people, reported the interior Ministry of Belarus. The next day, according to official data of the interior Ministry, detained for another two thousand.