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Belarus: Minsk Automobile Plant workers join anti-Lukashenko protests 01:00

Belarus: Minsk Automobile Plant workers join anti-Lukashenko protests

Belarus, Minsk
August 14, 2020 at 20:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) held a rally on Friday for the second day in a row demanding an end to police violence and a review of the election results.

The solidarity action was joined by at least 23 large enterprises, including Grodno Azot, Homiel Meat Plant and Minsk Heat Networks.

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko commented on the protest by manufacturers on Friday, saying that it could have a negative impact on the economy.

The unrest in Belarus started on Sunday after election officials announced Lukashenko had won more than 80 percent of the vote.

Two people have lost their lives in the turmoil and nearly 7,000 have been detained throughout the country since the election.

Belarus: Minsk Automobile Plant workers join anti-Lukashenko protests 01:00
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Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) held a rally on Friday for the second day in a row demanding an end to police violence and a review of the election results.

The solidarity action was joined by at least 23 large enterprises, including Grodno Azot, Homiel Meat Plant and Minsk Heat Networks.

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko commented on the protest by manufacturers on Friday, saying that it could have a negative impact on the economy.

The unrest in Belarus started on Sunday after election officials announced Lukashenko had won more than 80 percent of the vote.

Two people have lost their lives in the turmoil and nearly 7,000 have been detained throughout the country since the election.

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