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Belarus: Drone footage captures scale of mass rally in Minsk

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Protesters can be seen holding white-red-white flags and "Pahonia" coat of arms, chanting: "Faith can!", "Go away!" while marching through the centre of the city.  

Law enforcement agents sealed off the Independence palace – the residence of President Lukashenko – to prevent protesters from approaching the building.

Belarus has been swept by protests following the disputed presidential election of August 9 that saw incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko re-elected for a sixth term. On August 19 the European Union announced sanctions against "a substantial number of individuals responsible for violence, repression, and election fraud" in Belarus.