12 Aug 2020

Police fire live bullets at crowds protesting Belarus election results

Europe Editor and Presenter

More than 6,000 people have been arrested in Belarus during three nights of protests against alleged vote rigging in Sunday’s presidential elections – as more evidence emerged of police brutality towards the protestors.

Police fired live bullets at demonstrators in the city of Brest, while news crews have also come under attack, with dozens of journalists detained.

The main opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has fled to neighbouring Lithuania.