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Mass arrests in Belarus as Police Query Nobel Laureate

The demonstration in the capital city marks the 19th day of successive demonstrations because of the contested early-August election.

Local media reported heaps of individuals were arrested on Wednesday

“A lot of army automobiles arrived, they began to encircle us and began to detain men just. As I discovered one of those men (riot police) told ‘you do not touch girls, men just,” explained Maria Pugacheva, a protestor.

Only hours before, the Nobel Prize-winning writer Svetlana Alexievich was summoned with an Investigation Committee, allegedly on charges of endangering national safety.

Alexievich refused to reply to the investigator’s questions with her right to not testify against himself.

Despite protests nearing three months, President Lukashenko has refused to talk with resistance members contesting his re-election.