Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya pressed forward an ultimatum, urging Alexander Lukashenko to step down. The head of the state has 13 days to live up to three demands voiced out by the opposition. Tsikhanouskaya's press office reported that on October 13.
The demands are as follows:
1. Lukashenko must must make a public announcement, saying he's stepping down;
2. Violence in the streets must cease completely;
3. All political prisoners must be released.
Tsikhanouskaya's HQ insists that the entire country will rise for a peaceful protest, unless the demands are met until October 25. On October 26, the national strike will begin in all enterprises, and roads will be blocked, the opposition activists say.
Earlier, the protesters demanded to hold the new transparent presidential election, to look into crimes committed against peaceful Belarusian activists, and to set the political prisoners free.