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A boy watches from a shop window as hundreds of riot police force back opposition supporters from October Square on March 25, 2006, in Minsk. Opposition supporters took to the streets, trying to assemble at October Square on Freedom Day, a banned holiday commemorating the country's struggle for indepdendence in 1918 and used by the opposition movement as a reason to gather in protest against President Alexander Lukashenko.

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A boy watches from a shop window as hundreds of riot police force back opposition supporters from October Square on March 25, 2006, in Minsk. Opposition supporters took to the streets, trying to assemble at October Square on Freedom Day, a banned holiday commemorating the country's struggle for indepdendence in 1918 and used by the opposition movement as a reason to gather in protest against President Alexander Lukashenko.