On Sunday, October 11, the opposition March of Pride was held in Belarus. Its participants protested against the falsification of the presidential elections and the usurpation of power by Alexander Lukashenko… Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Minsk, similar actions took place in other Belarusian cities, reports Radio Liberty…
According to the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, security forces detained more than half a thousand people. By midnight, 502 people were on the list of detainees, including 45 journalists and photojournalists.
Traditionally, most of the arrests took place in the capital. Also, people were seized on the streets of Brest, Vitebsk, Mogilev, Grodno, Molodechno, Zhlobin, Kobrin and Bobruisk.
The detentions were accompanied by beatings, the police used truncheons, stun grenades, water cannons. In several places, the use of firearms was recorded: the security forces fired into the air and towards the protesters. There have been no reports of gunshot wounds so far.
At least 18 people were hospitalized after “talking” with riot police.
AT Protests in Belarus have been going on for more than two months against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, provoked by the falsification of the presidential elections and police violence against citizens. During this time, thousands of people were detained and beaten by the security forces, at least five protesters were killed… Dozens disappeared without a trace.
On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled the country since 1994, took part in them for the sixth time. According to official data from the CEC, he received 80%, and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – 10% of the vote.
September 23, the Belarusian dictator “inauguration” ceremonies took the oath of “president” of Belarus, which he declared himself to be with the help of the controlled Central Election Commission. Ukraine, the USA, and the European Union refused to recognize Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus and imposed sanctions against officials of his regime.
Alexandra Lukashenko congratulated on victory only the leaders of Russia, China, Moldova, and Armenia.
According to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, Kiev “paused” contacts with Minsk…
The Verkhovna Rada recognized the elections in Belarus as rigged and supported the imposition of sanctions on the officials of the Lukashenka regime.