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Police in Belarus detained 364 people at protests on Wednesday - ministry

Belarusian law enforcement members and protesters are seen during a rally against the inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus September 23, 2020. BelaPAN via REUTERS

MINSK (Reuters) - Police in Belarus detained 364 people at anti-government protests on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The arrests were made on the same day President Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in for a new term in an inauguration denounced as illegitimate by the opposition, which called for more protests against his 26-year rule. [nL5N2GK1VP]

Reporting by Andrey Makhovsky; Writing by Alexander Marrow; editing by John Stonestreet