Police in Belarus continued to crack down on protesters across the country Sunday. Protests in the capital, Minsk, have attracted an estimated 200,000 people. Protesters are demanding an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko. (AP/VOA)
Belarus police clashed with protesters across the country over the weekend as 100,000 people marched through Minsk, demanding the president resign
IN PHOTOS: Marching In Minsk: Anti-government protesters again take to the streets:
A crowd in Minsk demanded a first-grader be reunited with his mother, after she was held by police for an identity check. The incident happened after increased threats from Belarusian authorities against protesters with children. More @business :
Tens of thousands of Belarusians have jammed the streets of Minsk and other cities and towns, as opposition protesters continued their campaign to pressure President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to call new elections. Read more here:
The footage streaming in from Minsk, in spite of an internet blockade and reports the army has been deployed against protesters, is just incredible
Despite the sinister backdrop, loudspeakers telling people to disperse and threats from the army, there’s an absolute ocean of protesters in central Minsk again. Extremely powerful.
Women in Minsk have formed human chains in solidarity with protesters detained and beaten by the police.
"This is what elections in Belarus look like." Clashes between police and protesters erupted in Minsk after Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a sweeping victory for a 6th term. More @business : #Минске #Беларуси
Things are getting serious in Belarus. Protests against Lukashenko’s apparent rigging of the election across the country. Riot police using tear gas and stun grenades. A police wagon just drove into a crowd of protesters in Minsk. video from indispensable @tutby
In Belarus, hundreds of opposition activists and journalists are being rounded up and jailed ahead of next month’s elections BBC journalists watched as police grabbed peaceful protesters off the streets of Minsk and drove them away [Thread]