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Belarus: Women gather for peaceful anti-Lukashenko rally in Minsk01:23

Belarus: Women gather for peaceful anti-Lukashenko rally in Minsk

Belarus, Minsk
August 20, 2020 at 13:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Minsk residents protesting the presidential election results gathered for a peaceful demonstration called "Women with flowers" on Thursday.

Dozens of protesters could be seen holding flowers and banners reading "Thank you for courage" and "I’m Belarusian, I have the right" near the central Victory Square with passing cars honking in support of the action.

Belarus has been swept by anti-government protests following the August 9 disputed presidential election that saw long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko re-elected for a sixth term.

Factories across the country are joining the national strike and demanding Lukashenko's resignation, while he has accused the opposition of attempting to seize power.

On August 19 the European Union announced sanctions against "a substantial number of individuals responsible for violence, repression, and election fraud" in Belarus.

Belarus: Women gather for peaceful anti-Lukashenko rally in Minsk01:23
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Minsk residents protesting the presidential election results gathered for a peaceful demonstration called "Women with flowers" on Thursday.

Dozens of protesters could be seen holding flowers and banners reading "Thank you for courage" and "I’m Belarusian, I have the right" near the central Victory Square with passing cars honking in support of the action.

Belarus has been swept by anti-government protests following the August 9 disputed presidential election that saw long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko re-elected for a sixth term.

Factories across the country are joining the national strike and demanding Lukashenko's resignation, while he has accused the opposition of attempting to seize power.

On August 19 the European Union announced sanctions against "a substantial number of individuals responsible for violence, repression, and election fraud" in Belarus.

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