August 12, 2020

Belarus says protests ‘smaller’ after third night of crackdown

Minsk (AFP) – Authorities in Belarus said Wednesday that post-election protests were getting smaller, after police violently put down a third night of demonstrations.Protesters gathered in Minsk and other cities on Tuesday night to contest strongman President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed victory in Sunday’s election, after main challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya left the country for Lithuania.With significant parts of central Minsk blocked off by riot police, they were unable to gather in large crowds as on previous nights and smaller protests erupted in various parts of the city.”The number…


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