Anti-government sentiment exhibits no signal of quieting down in Belarus with tens of hundreds attending a protest within the capital, Minsk on Sunday. Hours earlier, a pro-government rally was held within the metropolis.
The demonstration is going down precisely one week after the controversial presidential election in Belarus. The result, which gave incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko his sixth time period, was rejected by the opposition, who accused the federal government of rigging the vote. A police crackdown launched towards them angered most of the people, with mass protests and walkouts held all through the week.
Belarus Freedom march is the most important gathering in Belarus historical past! pic.twitter.com/2SwS59qfLS
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Sunday’s protest in Minsk is concentrated round a memorial to the town’s combat towards Nazi Germany, which is situated close to a battle museum and that has a variety of area round it. Pictures from the scene present a big crowd flooding the realm, chanting anti-government slogans. Some estimates say as many as 100,00zero could also be attending.
Минск 15.00 pic.twitter.com/k4DqtMA5VB
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