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Two residents of Latvia was detained during protests in Belarus

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Latvia has received information that during the protest actions in Belarus were detained two residents of Latvia, told reporters on Thursday the head of the foreign Ministry of the Baltic Republic Edgars rinkēvičs.

Since August 9, the foreign Ministry of Latvia urges inhabitants of Latvia who are on the territory of Belarus, to be careful in public areas where people congregate, and recommends that in the evening not to go out.

Mass protests began across Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential election, won by incumbent President 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.