August 15, 2020

Belarus braces for weekend protests as pressure grows on Lukashenko

Minsk (AFP) – The opposition in Belarus was gearing up for a weekend of new demonstrations on Saturday with pressure growing on strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko from the streets and European leaders.With the opposition gaining momentum after days of protests over last Sunday’s disputed presidential vote, Lukashenko’s main election challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has called on supporters to rally again this weekend.They were to gather at midday on Saturday near the Pushkinskaya metro station in the capital Minsk in a honour of Alexander Taraikovsky, a 34-year-old protester who died there…


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