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Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya gives Lukashenko 13 days to RESIGN

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, on Tuesday gave strongman President Alexander Lukashenko a deadline of two weeks to resign, halt violence and release political prisoners, warning he would otherwise face a crippling general strike. Ms Tikhanovskaya maintains she was the true winner of an August 9 election, issued what she said was a “people’s […]

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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: Hundreds of protesters detained, Minister praises security forces

Belarus Police arrested 100’s of people protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko in capital Minsk and other towns. Tens of thousands of people took part in the march even though police issued warnings. Riot police used pepper spray and wielded batons against demonstrators near the presidential palace. Protesters demand end of Lukashenko’s 26-year rule after he […]

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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 holding rifle, flies over protesters who are demanding his resignation in Misnk

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko flew over pro-democracy protesters in Misnk wearing a riot gear, brazing a rifle from his shoulder. Lukashenko’s press service recorded and posted a series of bizarre videos in which the strongman leader inspected the city from a helicopter, wearing an all-black uniform and a bulletproof vest. “They ran away like rats,” […]

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Belarus Unrest: More than 100,000 take part in mass rally in Minsk

Opposition supporters rallied in Belarus capital Minsk, two weeks after a disputed election gave President Alexander Lukashenko another term in office. Tens of thousands filled the central square despite a heavy police presence. The protesters say Mr Lukashenko stole the election and want him to resign. Many were carrying the opposition’s red and white flags, […]

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Belarus launches criminal case against opposition leaders for trying to seize power

The Belarus chief prosecutor has launched a criminal case against opposition leaders, accusing them of trying to seize power. The indictment from Alexander Konyuk says the “creation and activity of the [opposition] Coordination Council are aimed at seizure of state power, and at harming national security”. Earlier President Alexander Lukashenko ordered police to end the […]

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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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Belarusian President awards medals to 300 riot police in bid to maintain loyalty

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko awarded 300 members of his riot police force and KGB for “impeccable service” in bid to maintain loyalty as he faces his toughest challenge in his 26 years of rule. He recognised many senior and low ranking officials who were part of last week’s crackdown against protesters. Over 7,000 demonstrators were […]