Demonstrators are demanding new elections amid outcry over authorities’ violent crackdown on dissent.
By Common Dreams. Published 8-16-2020
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Belarus on Sunday for an eighth straight day of anti-government demonstrations a week after Alexander Lukashenko, who’s ruled the country since 1994, claimed victory in an election widely viewed as fraudulent.
Protesters in Minsk held signs reading “We want fair elections,” “Stop Lukashenko,” and “Stop the violence.” Continue reading