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Över 1 000 demonstranter gripna i Belarus

Polisen griper en oppositionsanhängare under tisdagens demonstrationer i Belarus huvudstad Minsk.
Polisen griper en oppositionsanhängare under tisdagens demonstrationer i Belarus huvudstad Minsk. Foto: AP/TT

Fler än 1 000 personer som deltagit i protesterna i Belarus under tisdagen har gripits, meddelar inrikesdepartementet.

EU har kallat till ett extrainsatt utrikesministermöte på fredag för att diskutera situationen i landet.

För tredje kvällen i rad genomfördes omfattande protester i Belarus på tisdagen. Inrikesdepartementet meddelar att en person skadats då polisen öppnat eld mot "aggressiva medborgare" som ska ha attackerat polisen.

Sammanlagt skadades 51 demonstranter och 14 poliser uppger myndigheterna enligt nyhetsbyrån Reuters.

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