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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France calls on Belarus to reverse measures against journalists

France calls on Belarus to reverse measures against journalists | World News

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian condemned on Sunday what he called “arbitrary measures” taken by the Belarusian authorities against journalists, saying they violate press freedom. The Belarusian government, facing weeks of protests after a disputed presidential election, has revoked the accreditations of some journalists working for foreign media, news…

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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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President Alexander Lukashenko under pressure as rival protests planned in Belarus capital | World News

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was under growing pressure on Sunday with rival protests due to converge on the capital a week after a contested presidential election that has thrown his country into turmoil. Lukashenko, in power for 26 years, has faced down a week of street demonstrations and refused demands…

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Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya flees abroad after bloody clashes

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya flees abroad after bloody clashes | World News

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya said on Tuesday she had fled abroad for the sake of her children, after two nights of clashes following the contested re-election of strongman President Alexander Lukashenko. Tikhanouskaya, a 37-year-old former English teacher, emerged from obscurity to mount the biggest challenge in years to Lukashenko,…

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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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