Belarus: 400 protesters detained during 'March of Heroes'
September 13, 2020
Security forces in balaclavas have arrested hundreds of protesters during the latest massive demo in central Minsk. Dozens were immediately transferred to prison as rights groups again complained of police brutality.
Masked riot police in uniform and plainclothes violently arrested more than 400 people as tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Minsk during the "March of Heroes" protest on Sunday.
Reports of the arrests emerged as protesters kicked off the fifth week of demonstrations against the August 9 election which they say were rigged in favor of the country's strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
The rally was dedicated to Maria Kalesnikava, a jailed opposition leader, and other members of the