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Fears for Belarus independence

About 4,000 people marched through the capital of Belarus chanting "Independence", in protest at an outline union treaty signed by the Russian and Belarussian presidents in Moscow.

Witnesses said the march through Minsk was mostly peaceful but police detained at least 10 people angered by the treaty, which they believe would return Belarus to domination by Moscow after five years of independence from the Soviet Union. Reuters - Minsk