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Investigation into riots underway in Belarus

The Minsk Office of the Investigative Committee of Belarus is carrying out a criminal investigation into the riots taking place in Minsk on 9-10 August.

The investigation and manhunt resulted in detaining a number of people who are suspected of committing the above-mentioned crime. One of the detainees, a 34-year-old Minsk resident, had a knife, alcoholic beverages and protective means. He is a repeat offender and was convicted of robbery and hooliganism, among other things. 

The investigation continues.