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Kyiv holds another rally in support of Belarusian protesters

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hundreds of people gathered next to the Belarusian embass in the Ukrainian capital city
22:37, 13 August 2020

Rally in support of Belarusian protesters, August 2020
Radio Liberty

Several hundred people came to the building of Belarusian embassy in Kyiv, supporting the protesters in Minsk and other Belarusian cities. Radio Liberty reported that on Thursday evening.

Amnesty International organized the rally in the Ukrainian capital; the participants brought the white and red flag, which is the national symbol of Belarus. They also brought banners and makeshifts of riot shields.

The people lit white and red flares and shouted "Long live Belarus", urging the Belarusian police to stop violence against protesters.

As is known, Belarusians took it to the streets on August 9, protesting against the outcome of the presidential election that took place on the same day. According to the Central Election Committee, the incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko won with some 80 percent, while his main rival Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya collected almost 10 percent of votes. The protesters disagreed, believing that the voting protocols were tampered with - in favor of Lukashenko.

Related: Another Ukrainian detained in Belarus, - Consulate

Later, Tsikhanouskaya escaped to Lithuania, claiming she was afraid for her family's safety.

Protesters keep holding their rallies and protest actions, standing against the riot police. Hundreds of people are wounded on both sides, as riot police resorted to brute force, exceeding their authority. A lethal case among protesters was observed, too.

Related: Ukraine's ombudsman asks UN, OSCE to assist in protection of Ukrainians in Belarus

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