Sunday, August 30, 2020

100,000 Gather In Minsk To Protest Against Belarus President Lukashenko

DW: Belarus: Thousands defy ban to protest Lukashenko on his birthday

Lukashenko's opponents defied a police ban to stage a massive anti-government rally on the strongman's birthday. Some 125 people were arrested after trying to join the Minsk event.

Belarusian police on Sunday detained 125 protesters who had gathered in central Minsk, according to the Interior Ministry, as an unauthorized demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko went ahead as planned.

Opposition sources estimated some 100,000 protesters marched through the Belarusian capital. Many of the participants carried placards mocking Lukashenko, who turned 66 on Sunday.

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WNU Editor: Putin wants something for his support .... Putin and Lukashenko plan to meet in Moscow - Kremlin (Reuters).

Update: Here is a photo-gallery from today's protests .... People Take To The Streets Again In Belarus For 'Peace And Independence March' (RFE).

More News On Today's Protests In Belarus

Huge protest on Belarus leader’s birthday demands he resign -- AP
Tens of thousands march in Belarus capital despite massive police presence -- France 24
Belarus protest: Mass rally keeps pressure on Lukashenko -- BBC
Protesters crowd Minsk as Belarus leader gets birthday call from Putin -- Reuters
Belarus: Thousands defy ban to protest Lukashenko on his birthday -- DW
Belarus protesters defy crackdown to march again through Minsk -- The Guardian
Belarusian police detain 125 protesters during rally in Minsk: RIA -- Reuters
Belarus: Tens of thousands rally in opposition march, dozens held -- Al Jazeera
Belarus cracks down on journalists, 2 AP staff deported -- AP
Belarus revokes accreditations of journalists covering protests for foreign media -- Reuters
Putin passes on 'warm wishes' to embattled Lukashenko, as tanks are seen in Minsk amid protests -- CNN

1 comment:

James said...

What does he have that Putin would want?