Belarus says police detained more than 1,000 protesters overnight

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian police detained more than 1,000 protesters on the third night of protests on Tuesday that broke out over a contested election handing a new term to President Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

The ministry said 51 protesters and 14 police officers were hurt during the protests overnight.

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