Two people died during the protest, Russian satellite news agency quoted Vladimir karanik, the Minister of health of Belarus, as saying on August 18. One of the dead was Alexander talekowski. The Ministry of the interior said the shooting may have been a non lethal weapon: the military and police did not use it during the protest. < / P > < p > another participant in the protest was taken to hospital from the Gomel temporary detention facility because his health condition deteriorated sharply and later died. He had been held for 10 days. After the presidential election in Belarus, large-scale protests broke out in all parts of Belarus on August 9. The White Russian opposition believes that it was tihanovskaya who won the presidential election, not the current president Lukashenko. More than 6700 people have been arrested, according to official data. According to the Belarusian Ministry of interior, hundreds of people were injured in the riots, including 120 police officers.