581 people detained during protests in Belarus on October 26

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the calculations of the Interior Ministry, 3,600 people participated in the protests
19:01, 27 October 2020


On October 26, 581 people were detained in Belarus. The majority of the protesters were detained in Minsk – 486 people as the Interior Ministry of the republic reported.

“434 detainees remain to stay in the custody before the consideration of the administrative offenses by the court,” the message said.

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According to the calculations of the Interior Ministry, 3,600 people participated in the protests.

“In Minsk, in the evening, in the result of the mass spread by different destructive telegram channels of protest urges the mass gatherings and group marches of aggressive citizens observed in the central streets of the capital. They assumed numerous attempts to block the movement of transport, disobedience and resistance during the detentions,” the ministry stated.

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Earlier, leader of Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya issued an ultimatum to Alexander Lukashenko and threatened him with a national strike. Three demands were provided to the president and 13 days for their fulfillment. Later, Tsikhanouskaya urged the Belarusians to hold a national strike on October 26.

As we reported earlier, British streaming portal Netflix is filming a documentary about the political protests in the Republic of Belarus, which began after the presidential elections on August 9 and continue to this day.

Related: Lukashenko orders to dismiss students who participate in protests

As we reported earlier, Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, Maria Kolesnikova, and Veronika Tsepkalo were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


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