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Lukashenko’s forces use stun grenades and water cannon to break up Belarusians protesting

Security forces in the Belarusian capital have arrested dozens of protesters and used stun grenades and water cannon to break up crowds demanding a new presidential election. Belarus has been rocked by street protests and strikes since longtime ruler Alexander Lukashenko was officially declared the winner by a landslide in a disputed August 9 vote. […]

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Tens of thousands of people call on Alexander Lukashenko to step down as protests enter the 50th day

Dozens of people were arrested by Belarusian police as tens of thousands of people again gathered calling on leader Alexander Lukashenko to step down. Police admitted using tear gas and stun grenades to disperse what they called “disobedient” protesters in the eastern city of Gomel on Sunday. But local media footage circulating online showed officers […]

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Over 100,000 march against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko over ‘election fraud’

Over 100,000 people marched through Minsk on Sunday on the sixth straight weekend of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, keeping up the pressure on the veteran Belarusian leader to quit. Many walked in a vast column that stretched back several kilometres, decked out in red-and-white opposition colours and chanting “go away” as helmeted riot police […]

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Tens of thousands of people take part in anti-government protests in Belarus

Thousands of people took part in anti-government protests in Belarus capital Minsk, and other cities against President Alexander Lukashenko. Police arrested over 250 people ahead of the demonstration. The march on Sunday dubbed as ‘March of Heroes’ have been triggered by a widely disputed election a month ago and subsequent brutal police crackdown. Protesters want […]

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Belarus Unrest: Thousands of women march calling on Lukashenko and his government to step down

Thousands of women marched in Belarus capital Minsk on Saturday waving flags, flowers and balloons in protests against President Alexander Lukashenko and the presidential elections early this month. Women on Saturday staged what they called a march of solidarity, calling on Lukashenko and his government to step down. “This is our city” and “you better […]

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Belarusian President Lukashenko orders riot police to crackdown on protesters

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has stepped up efforts to control and contain the protests that have been happening for over 10 days now over election results. Mr Lukashenko says he has given orders to end the unrest in the capital Minsk. “People are tired. People demand peace and quiet,” he added. He said he had […]

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‘March for Freedom’: Thousands of Belarusians gather to make history

Tens of thousands of Belarusians gathered in Minsk to protest against disputed elections that declared President Alexander Lukashenko his sixth term in office. The “March for Freedom” came amid the growing descent and anger against Lukashenko over alleged poll-rigging and police brutality against protesters. President Lukashenko in an addressed the protesters as rats and mice. […]

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Belarus opposition leader claims election victory

Belarus opposition candidate has challenged the results of last Sunday’s presidential race. The country’s Central Election Committee said on Friday declared the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko’s victory, caliming he won 80 percent of the votes, while his main rival Svetlana Tikhanouskaya garnered 10 percent. Ms. Tikhanouskaya released a video message in neighboring Lithuania, where she […]

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Unrest in Belarus after Lukashenko declared winner in Sunday’s presidential elections

Demonstrators and riot police clashed in Belarus’s capital Minsk, after  poll results declared long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko’s victory in Sunday’s elections. Many chanted “Get out” and other anti-government slogans. Police used stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon against demonstrators. Police in Belarus detained some 3,000 people for taking part in the unauthorized gatherings. Belarusian […]

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Belarus president who dismissed coronavirus as ‘psychosis’, says he was infected

President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who termed COVID-19 as ‘psychosis’, said he contracted coronavirus but recovered without suffering any symptoms. 65-year-old Lukashenko resisted calls for strict lockdown measures to contain the pandemic, dismissing fear and suggested remedies such as drinking vodka, taking saunas and playing ice hockey. Public frustration over his handling of the pandemic […]