28 October 2021,   14:35
Belarus: More than 1 100 arrested in fresh protest

More than 1,100 people were arrested on Sunday in Belarus during protests calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to resign, writes Euronews.

The Viasna human rights organisation counted 1,127 arrests, the vast majority of which were carried out in capital Minsk.

Many of the demonstrators on Sunday carried placards in commemoration of Raman Bondarenko, an opposition supporter who died Thursday after reportedly being beaten in police detention.

Police in Minsk wielded clubs and used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse thousands of demonstrators. Viasna said that some of the people detained were beaten by the authorities.

Some 15 metro stations were closed and mobile internet access was limited.