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US News Belarusian opposition calls for general strike

08:25  26 october  2020
08:25  26 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Sunday called on the country to strike from Monday as 100,000 people took to the streets The march took place on the last day of an ultimatum set by the opposition for Lukashenko to resign after months of mass protests or face a general strike .

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BELARUS-GR-VE: Belarusian opposition calls for general strike

L'OPPOSITION BIÉLORUSSE LANCE UN APPEL À UNE GRÈVE GÉNÉRALE © Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko BELARUS OPPOSITION CALLS FOR GENERAL STRIKE

KIEV / MOSCOW (Reuters) - Exiled Belarusian opponent Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya on Sunday called a general strike from Monday after further mass protests suppressed by police in Minsk.

Svetlana Tsikhanouskaïa had sent a "people's ultimatum" by warning that she would call a strike if President Alexander Loukachenko did not resign before Sunday evening.

Alexander Lukashenko, who has held power in the country for more than a quarter of a century, had let it be known that he would ignore the ultimatum.

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MINSK -- Belarusian opposition candidate Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has said a national strike will begin on October 26 after Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Tsikhanouskaya earlier urged people to take part in a general strike on October 26 or simply to stay at home. Ahead of the protests, mobile Internet

The opposition gave the president two weeks to resign or face a crippling general strike . Belarusian demonstrators flooded the streets of the capital Minsk on Sunday, the final day of an ultimatum set by the opposition for the embattled strongman leader to resign after months of mass

"The regime has once again shown the Belarusians that it only knows force," Svetlana Tsikhanouskaïa said in a statement. "This is why a national strike will begin tomorrow, October 26th."

Belarus, a former Soviet republic of 9.5 million people, has been the scene of massive protests and strikes since the disputed August 9 presidential election won by incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko. The opposition denounces a rigged ballot.

Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, who fled to neighboring Lithuania shortly after the election, has since met with European political leaders and called on Alexander Lukashenko to step down.

(Matthias Williams and Polina Ivanova, French version Patrick Vignal)

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