10,000 protest at Belarus election delay

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Belarus police, banging truncheons against their riot shields in a frightening staccato, clashed with demonstrators in the capital Minsk. Witnesses said several people were slightly hurt.

The march, attended by between 5,000 and 10,000 people, was the latest in a series of protests against proposals by President Alexander Lukashenko which would let him extend his term in office by two years without new elections. Reuter - Minsk