22 June 2021,   20:24
Tens of thousands of people march through streets of Minsk in latest protest against re-election of Lukashenko

Thousands of people once more took to the streets of the Belarusian capital Minsk as ongoing anti-government protests showed no sign of fading away, writes Euronews.

The marches have become a weekly occurrence since the disputed electoral victory of President Alexander Lukashenko on 9 August.

Similar rallies are held across the country but the protests in Minsk are the largest, attracting up to 200,000 people according to organisers.

Riot police and military vehicles were earlier deployed in the capital in preparation for the protest and news agencies report that a number of people were detained at Sunday’s rally.