Belarus, thousands parade in Minsk against Lukashenko: it is the 10th consecutive weekend of protests – PHOTOS

And from August 9 that every Sunday continue to go down the streets of Minsk and other cities of the Belarus against the electoral result which he reconfirmed Alexander Lukashenko leading the country. And even today, in the tenth weekend consecutive, thousands demonstrated despite threats from the authorities to open fire. The security forces used fire hydrants and blocked access to the roads where the demonstration was concentrated with heavy vehicles. Over a hundred arrests.

The former Soviet nation is gripped by protests after that Lukashenko he claimed victory over Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the popular opposition candidate. In a message sent before the protest, Tikhanovskaya he urged the Belarusians to continue theirs requests “Peacefully, but with insistence”. “There we will stop only when every political prisoner is free, when i members law enforcement will start defending the people, and the rule of law and fair elections will come back in Belarus“He said.

Tikhanovskaya, which after the vote fled from Belarus to take refuge in Lithuania, invited Lukashenko to resign before October 25, warning that otherwise he would face a general strike. Earlier this week, police said the protests were becoming more radicalized and warned that law enforcement would use the lethal force “if necessary”. This morning the authority they have deployed trucks military and the telephone networks have suffered heavy interruptions.

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