The march in support of Belarusian women in Riga gathers about 60 people / Article / LSM.lv

On March 10, about 60 people gathered in Riga to support Belarusian women.

Veronika Cepkalo, one of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition, had also promised to attend the march, but the representative of the organizers, Darya Skakovska, pointed out that the politician had just arrived in Latvia from Poland and was in self-isolation.

Participants of the march in support of Belarusian womenCynthia Ambote00:00 / 00:00

Meanwhile, the participants of the march had arrived with flowers and balloons, as well as wrapped in white-red and white flags and chanted the slogans “Long live Belarus!” And “Lukashenko has retreated!” On the way from Vermane’s garden to the opera house.

CONTEXT:

Protests continue in Belarus against the results of the 9 August elections in Belarus. According to official results, the current authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko won 80.1% of the voteswhile opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovska only 10.1%. However, the opposition, based on evidence of unprecedented violations, claims that these results are falsified. The protests are exacerbated by the violence against activists and the detention of opposition and journalists.

At the meeting in early October, the leaders of the EU member states reached an agreement on imposing sanctions on Belarusian officials. European Council President Charles Michel announced that “blacklist “will include 40 people. This will not include former President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

Earlier in September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, on the basis of a decision made by the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia and in coordination with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Lithuania (MFA), decided to impose an indefinite ban on entry into Latvia. 101 Belarusian official from Belarus.

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