Tens of thousands march in Belarus' capital Minsk despite firearms threat

Tens of thousands march in Belarus’ capital Minsk despite firearms threat | World News

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday to demand the resignation of veteran president Alexander Lukashenko, despite a threat by officials to use firearms against protesters. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by strikes and…

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Security forces in Belarus crack down on protesters, detain dozens | World News

Security forces in Belarus detained dozens of protesters on Sunday and used force, including water cannon and batons, to break up crowds demanding a new presidential election, TV footage showed. Footage published by local news outlets showed police officers wearing black balaclavas dragging protesters into unmarked black vans and beating…

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Protesters flood into Minsk as army issues warning amid Belarus political crisis

Protesters flood into Minsk as army issues warning amid Belarus political crisis | World News

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters packed Minsk`s streets on Sunday as the army waded into the Belarus political crisis, warning that the military rather than police would respond to opposition unrest near the city`s national memorials. Huge nationwide demonstrations that erupted after the country`s disputed election on August 9…

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Protests swell in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko blames foreigners

Protests swell in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko blames foreigners | World News

MINSK: Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Friday told people to stay at home to avoid becoming “cannon fodder” for what he said were foreign-backed revolutionaries after huge crowds took to the streets for a sixth consecutive day to demand he step down. Lukashenko, whose claimed landslide re-election victory last Sunday…

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Belarus holds election as street protests rattle President Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus holds election as street protests rattle President Alexander Lukashenko | World News

Belarus began voting in an election on Sunday pitting President Alexander Lukashenko against a former teacher who emerged from obscurity to lead the biggest challenge in years against the man once dubbed “Europe`s last dictator” by Washington. The 65-year-old Lukashenko is almost certain to win a sixth consecutive term but…

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Hundreds protest in Belarus after two main challengers barred from election ballot

Hundreds protest in Belarus after two main challengers barred from election ballot | World News

MINSK: Hundreds of people protested in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Tuesday after the central election commission refused to register the two main rivals of President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates in the August 9 presidential election. The commission`s decision all but ensured victory for Lukashenko, who has been in power…

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