US News Belarusian police allowed to use lethal weapons in protests
Has the European Union weakened in the face of Lukashenko and Erdogan?
© Reuters During the Council meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the Twenty-Seven of the European Union took sanctions against the Belarusian regime but remained timid against Turkey or Russia. "The European Union has shown its fangs but it has not bitten." This tasty formula delivered to us by Sébastien Maillard, director of the Jacques Delors Institute, sums up in itself the hours of negotiation to the millimeter that occupied the Twenty-Seven during the Council meeting on Thursday an
BELARUS-ELECTION-DEMONSTRATIONS-WEAPONS: Belarusian police allowed to use lethal weapons in protests
DEMONSTRATIONS MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian police were allowed to use lethal weapons in times of need on Monday, with the Minsk government denouncing a radicalization of anti-government protests.
Security forces arrested 713 people on Sunday and used water cannons and batons to disperse demonstrators demanding a new presidential election.
Tens of thousands of Belarusian citizens have demonstrated every weekend since the re-election, on August 9, of Alexander Lukashenko. According to the opposition, it owes its renewal only to the falsification of the results.
On October 2, the European Union imposed sanctions on nearly forty Belarusian personalities accused of being involved in electoral fraud and human rights violations.
In response, the Belarusian President, of whom Vladimir Putin is the main ally, announced the same day that he had drawn up a list of people banned from entering his territory and recalled his ambassadors based in Poland and Lithuania. [nL8N2GT33I}
(Anastasia Teterevleva and Andrey Ostroukh, French ersion Flora Gomez)
Israel: restrictions lifted, anti-Netanyahu rallies resume .
© AFP / Menahem KAHANA Thousands of people gathered outside Benjamin Netanyahu's home on Saturday. Health restrictions are lifted and thousands of Israelis are returning to the streets to demonstrate against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The main rally took place in Jerusalem, in front of the official residence of the Prime Minister, where the demonstrators numbered several thousand according to the media, 20,000 according to the organizers.