Belarus detains 20 journalists preparing to cover protests – witness

Belarusian police detained around 20 journalists preparing to cover a protest in central Minsk on Thursday and confiscated their telephones and identity documents, a Reuters witness said.
It was not immediately clear why they were detained. Large and sustained nationwide protests have followed a presidential election on Aug. 9 that Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko's opponents say was rigged.