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Belarus: Police arrest dozens at Freedom Day rallies

Belarus has arrested dozens of protesters calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. The arrests came on a holiday, celebrated by the anti-Lukashenko opposition, dating back more than a century.

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