Authorities in Belarus launched a tough crackdown on protests over the weekend.
Scores of people were detained after tens of thousands took to the steets calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down.
They were met by security forces who laid barbed wire on the streets, while military vehicles, water cannons and plain clothes officers in masks were deployed to try and contain the demonstrations.
Protests have carried on for four weeks, since Lukashenko's re-election, which his opponents say was rigged.
Students draped in red and white flags staged seveal protests on Saturday chanting, "new election" and later in the afternoon thousands of women held a separate march, carrying signs and shouting "hands off the children."
Then on Sunday (September 6) local news posted several brutal videos showing police detaining protesters and men in plain clothes beating protesters and even breaking glass of a cafe where protesters were sheltering and dragging people out.
At least 100 people were detained, according to the Russian news agency Interfax, while other rights groups put the figure at more than 200.
Meanwhile, Lukashenko who has been in power since 1994,still denies electoral fraud, and buoyed by a show of support from traditional ally Russia, he has rejected calls for new elections.