Belarusian police disperse Minsk protesters, detain dozens

MINSK, BELARUS (AP) — Police in Belarus dispersed protesters who gathered on the capital’s central square on Wednesday, detaining dozens in an effort to end weeks of demonstrations challenging the re-election of the country’s authoritarian ruler.

The crackdown in Independence Square on Wednesday came on the 18th straight day of protests pushing for the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.

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