MINSK (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 18th October, 2020) Belarus' non-governmental human rights center Viasna reported that at least 140 people have been detained across the country in the 10th consecutive Sunday of mass opposition rallies.
According to an updated list of detainees' Names on the center's website, 150 people have been taken in by police at unauthorized anti-government demonstrations as of 8:45 p.m. local time (17:45 GMT). A vast majority of the detentions took place in the capital city of Minsk.
Opposition-minded citizens have taken to the streets every weekend since the disputed August 9 election, which saw incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko claim a sixth term. The opposition claimed the results were fabricated and that underdog Svetlana Tikhanovskaya had won the vote.