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Fresh detentions as women lead latest round of Belarus protests

DPA
Moscow
Several hundred women took to the streets of Minsk on Saturday to kick off another weekend of protests by those who say Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stole August’s election for a sixth term in office.
Crowds gathered in central Minsk despite a heavy police presence, shouting “shame” and waving red and white flags.
Police prison transports waited in the side streets amid reports of new detentions, adding to the hundreds already carried out during weeks of unrest in the former Soviet republic.
The first marchers were detained immediately after the event began, with women in some places not even having time set off through the streets of Minsk, the Viasna human rights group said.
The group said at least 60 people had been taken into custody, including journalists, among them 73-year-old veteran activist Nina Baginskaya.