Police Shove, Spray, and Arrest Protesters in Belarus

Belarus police cracked down on protesters in the cities of Homel and Hrodna on Sunday, September 27, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.

Demonstrators against President Alexander Lukashenko have erupted across Belarus since the president’s administration announced his victory in country’s presidential election on August 9. The results were denounced by opposition politicians who claimed the election was rigged, and the vote was criticized abroad. Many of Lukashenko’s opponents have since been forced to flee the country.

This footage from Sunday shows police shoving, spraying and arresting several people during demonstrations in the cities of Homel and Hrodna, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful