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The US has not decided how to respond to the unrest in Belarus

The US has not decided how to respond to events in Belarus, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

"We were very concerned about the elections and deeply disappointed that they were more free and fair. We have seen this behavior before, and we regret that and now this was happening. Then we saw the ensuing violence, the treatment of peaceful protesters is not the way you should handle them," said Pompeo.

Mass protests began across Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential election, won by incumbent Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, he scored 80,08% of the vote.

Sunday's unsanctioned rally continues, but they harshly suppressed by the security forces. Against protesters, the law enforcement officers used tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. As reported, the interior Ministry, during the riots one person was killed, he tried to throw an unidentified explosive device in the direction of law enforcement.