Riot police fired warning shots into the air, used stun grenades and made arrests to deter tens of thousands of Belarusians who marched through Minsk to demand veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko leave power. Al Jazeera reports that despite Lukashenko’s most recent threat to “take no prisoners”, protesters began marching from central Minsk to a site of Stalin-era executions just outside the capital on Sunday. Videos circulated on social media showed that, in a break from previous protests, authorities deployed armoured all-terrain vehicles with roof-mounted machine guns in Minsk, while the Interior ministry spokesperson told the AFP news agency that a number of people had been detained but denied that police used stun grenades and other riot-control equipment against demonstrators.