“Protests erupted in Belarus’ capital following the release of exit poll data showing the country’s incumbent leader Lukashenko winning the presidential election on Sunday.
Heavy blasts have been heard in central Minsk, with a cloud of smoke seen in the sky, a Sputnik correspondent said on late Sunday.”
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There are multiple videos of what appears to be Flashbangs. Not sure if this video is what was heard. I’m assuming it was Flashbangs but it sounds way louder than any Flashbang I have heard that have been used during protest:
— La Poutre d'Istanbul (@martopirlo1) August 9, 2020