India Belarus: death of a demonstrator in Minsk, scene of new clashes

01:09  11 august  2020
01:09  11 august  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Belarus: Campaign leader arrested again by opposition candidate Tichanovskaya

 Belarus: Campaign leader arrested again by opposition candidate Tichanovskaya Opposition candidate Svetlana Tichanowskaya will face President Lukashenko on Sunday in Belarus. Your campaign manager will probably still be in prison: she was arrested for the second time. © Sergei Grits / dpa One day before the presidential election in Belarus, the campaign manager of the opposition candidate Svetlana Tichanovskaya was arrested again. Maria Moros is expected to be held until Monday, said a spokeswoman for Tichanowskajas for the AFP news agency.

The Interior Ministry of Belarus confirmed the death of a man in Minsk on Monday evening, after a clash with riot police that tried to remove the barricade set up by In addition to flash-bangs, police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse demonstrators across Belarus since Sunday.

Protests have sprung up in the capital Minsk ever since a state-run TV exit poll suggested the. People covered with coloured powder enjoy music during the Holi festival in Minsk , Belarus . A demonstrator during clashes following the funeral of 29-year-old Palestinian Ibrahim Abou Yacoub, who A man is detained by riot police during a demonstration in Hong Kong. China imposed a new

The day after severely repressed anti-government demonstrations after the announcement of the presidential victory of the indestructible Alexander Lukashenko, new clashes broke out this Monday evening in Minsk with the police.

According to the police, a protester was killed by his own explosive device during the protests. "One of the protesters tried to throw an explosive device at the police, but this device exploded in his hands," killing him, police said in a statement. According to Reuters , at least thirty people were arrested.

Tear gas and rubber bullets

According to several media, the demonstrators were dispersed by the police who used tear gas and fired rubber bullets. A witness interviewed described the shooting and the use of gas in the center of Minsk, the capital, where there was a large police force. According to this witness and Belarusian media, at least one journalist was injured in the leg.

A Belarusian opposition figure briefly detained on the eve of the presidential election

 A Belarusian opposition figure briefly detained on the eve of the presidential election BELARUS-ELECTION: A Belarusian opposition figure briefly detained on the eve of the presidential election © Reuters / VASILY FEDOSENKO A FIGURE OF THE OPPOSITION BELARUS BRIEFLY HELD ON THE EVE OF PRESIDENTIAL MINSK (Reuters) - Maria Kolesnikova, one of the campaign pillars of the Belarusian opposition presidential candidate, was briefly arrested on Saturday on the eve of the election before being released, announced the team of Svetlana Tikhanouskaïa.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Minsk and other cities in Belarus on Monday, protesting against the outcome of Sunday’s presidential election. More than 3,000 people were arrested following the clashes between police and pro-opposition protesters on Sunday.

Protesters and riot police have clashed in Belarus ' capital Minsk and other cities, after a state TV exit poll said long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected in Sunday's election. In Minsk , the police used stun grenades to disperse crowds in the city centre. There have been reports of injuries.

The crowd, smaller than on Sunday evening during previous protests dispersed by force, chanted “Shame! "And" Long live Belarus ", according to the same source. The police, for their part, confirmed to the Russian agency TASS that they had arrested demonstrators, and assured that they "had the situation under control". According to Russian and Belarusian media, arrests are also taking place in other cities of this former Soviet republic.

#Belarus : police forces are already trying to break up smaller protests scattered throughout #Minsk pic.twitter.com/oTOWeahlXt

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Earlier today, the Opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has announced that she will not join the protests, while asking the president to hand over power. "She will not participate [...] since the authorities could organize any provocation to stop her," said the candidate's spokesperson, Anna Krassoulina.

Presidential election in Belarus: new tensions in Minsk, around 30 arrests

 Presidential election in Belarus: new tensions in Minsk, around 30 arrests © Vasily Fedosenko, Reuters Belarusian security forces arrest demonstrators during an opposition rally following the election presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. Belarusian police forcibly dispersed, Monday, for the second night in a row, protests opposing the results of a tense presidential election, which culminated in a sixth term in office. authoritarian outgoing head of state, Alexander Lukanchenko. About thirty people were arrested.

A pair of police officers in Minsk were caught on camera mistaking a yellow city bus for a riot wagon while making an arrest. Demonstrators took to the streets of Minsk and other cities in Belarus again on Monday, where they were met with rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades and tear gas.

Spontaneous, mass protests took place in large cities across Belarus last night, after the end of voting in the presidential elections. Tens of thousands of people took part in demonstrations opposing the first exit polls published by the country’s Central Election Commission, which claimed that incumbent

Tikhanovskaya "considers himself the winner"

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a 37-year-old political novice, who has emerged in a few weeks as an unexpected rival to the head of state in charge of Belarus for 26 years, denounced Sunday's poll as falsified , after the announcement of the outgoing victory with 80.08% of the vote.

“Power must think about how to cede power to us. I consider myself the winner, ”said Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, to whom the Election Commission awarded around 10% of the vote.

The previous night thousands of protesters came under fire with stun grenades and rubber bullets by police in Minsk, injuring dozens. The Interior Ministry told him about 3,000 arrests, about fifty civilians and about forty police officers injured in 33 localities during the night from Sunday to Monday. He denied any death, contrary to information initially relayed by the human rights NGO Viasna speaking of a death.

Belarus. More than 2,000 arrests during protests against the re-election of President

 Belarus. More than 2,000 arrests during protests against the re-election of President © AFP Clashes erupted in Minsk on Monday (August 10th) between law enforcement and opponents of the re-election of incumbent Lukashenko. For the second night in a row, demonstrators took to the streets of the Belarusian capital to protest the re-election of outgoing President Alexander Lukashenko. 2,000 were reportedly arrested on the evening of Monday 10 August.

In Minsk , there were violent clashes between demonstrators and the police, with the country’s security forces using stun grades and water cannons to disperse demonstrators . Over 3,000 people were arrested, and at least one protester was killed.

Protesters are rallying in Belarus despite ongoing clashes with riot police who have deployed Police said that at least one of its officers was hurt in the scuffles, with videos from the scene showing A wounded man receives assistance during clashes with opposition supporters in Minsk , Belarus

For Lukashenko, the demonstrators are "sheep"

Abroad, the European Commission, Paris, Berlin and London have condemned the repression. Warsaw has called for an EU summit devoted to the subject. The White House said it was "greatly concerned" by the re-election of Lukashenko and to call on the government to "respect the right to assemble peacefully and to refrain from using force".

Conversely, the Russian and Chinese leaders, Vladimir Poutine and Xi Jinping, congratulated President Lukashenko. The latter had however accused Moscow of wanting to vassalize his country and of seeking to destabilize it. Russia has nevertheless denounced arrests of Russian journalists, and demanded the release of 33 Russians presented since the end of July by Minsk as mercenaries working with the opposition.

The Belarusian president called the demonstrators "sheep" guided from London, Warsaw and Prague, insisting that he will not let the country be "torn to pieces". He also accused foreign forces of cutting off the internet in Belarus. The opposition believes that the authorities orchestrated the cuts to better organize the repression.

The European Union will impose sanctions on Belarus to put an end to the repression .
© Pixabay The European Union will impose sanctions on Belarus to end the repression The European Union is preparing sanctions against Belarus and wants to show its unity against Turkey, in the midst of a standoff over gas in the eastern Mediterranean. While the situation in Belarus (Belarus) worries more and more, the European Union is preparing its weapons ...

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