100,000 protest in Belarus as ‘masked snatch squads pull students into vans’


More than 100,000 people are thought to have taken part in a protest in Minsk against the president of Belarus – amid reports that masked "snatch squads" have been detaining some student demonstrators.

Protesters were bundled into vans for taking part in fresh unsanctioned rallies against leader Alexander Lukashenko on the fourth weekend since his disputed re-election in August.

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