One protester killed in Minsk after explosive device blows up, says Interior Ministry

# 09:21
11 August 2020

One protester was killed in clashes with special ops units in Minsk, Belarusian Interior Ministry Spokesperson Olga Chemodanova said on her Telegram channel, APA reports citing TASS.

"During the clashes with special ops units, which arrived to unblock the square, one of protesters tried to throw an unidentified explosive device at the law enforcement officers. It exploded in his hand and the man sustained fatal injuries," the statement said.

Note that the protests in the Belarusian capital have been ongoing for nearly four hours. The hotbeds of resistance to the law enforcement officers, who have been trying to establish order in the streets, remain in three Minsk areas - near Pushkinskaya metro, near Gorky Park and Bangalore Square. The forces are using tear gas and stun grenades.