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Belarus says police detained 121 people on Tuesday during protests

FILE PHOTO: People attend an opposition rally to protest against police brutality and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus September 6, 2020. Tut.By via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian police detained 121 people at protests across the country on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Authorities have launched a crackdown on mass demonstrations against Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko that erupted after an Aug. 9 election his opponents say was rigged.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson

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