Belarus election: Second Belarus protester dies as UN sounds alarm - BBC News

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Summary generated on August 12, 2020

    EPA A protester has died in Belarus in police custody, the second death since clashes with police erupted on Sunday over a disputed presidential election.

    The UN has condemned the use of violence by authorities, as protests continued for a fourth night.

    On Wednesday evening, more clashes were reported as protesters were again rallying in Minsk and other Belarusian cities.

    The protester's mother told by Radio Free Europe that her son had not taken part in any protests and was arrested as he was going to see his girlfriend.

    Veronika Tsepkalo fled Belarus on the day of the vote and Maria Kolesnikova remains in Belarus.