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Police in Belarus detained 186 people at protests on Monday - TASS cites ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Belarus detained 186 people at nationwide protests on Monday, the TASS news agency cited the Belarusian Interior Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

The ministry on Monday gave Belarus police permission to use combat weapons in the streets if needed, as security forces again clashed with protesters who want President Alexander Lukashenko to quit after a contested Aug. 9 election.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Alexander Marrow

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