A protest action called Partisan March is expected in Minsk today, October 18. Protesters in Belarus demand the resignation of incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, as well as an end to violence from the side of security forces and release of political prisoners, the Belarusian Telegram channel NEXTA reports.
"Partisan March will be held today. We are going to march along Partizansky Avenue and express our solidarity with the workers of the factories. The whole country! At 14:00, go to the centers of your settlements for peaceful marches," the message informs.
As we reported earlier, during the protests last Sunday, the security forces arrested more than 700 people. They also use flash grenades, tear gas and water cannons against peaceful demonstrators. Tens of thousands of people took part in the actions against Head of State Alexander Lukashenko. The Interior Ministry had recently openly threatened the use of firearms and live ammunition.