Protesters in Belarus demand Lukashenko's resignation and release of all previously detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protesters demand the release of political prisoners Sergei Tsikhanousky, Viktor and Eduard Babariko, and others, as well as 4,000 people who remain in prisons
21:22, 16 August 2020

Minsk protest

Protesters in Belarus demand the resignation of incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, as well as an end to violence from the side of security forces. This was stated by Maria Kolesnikova, an associate of the presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, RBC-Ukraine reported.

"26 years of nightmare must end, this must not continue," said Kolesnikova.

Kolesnikova noted that new presidential elections should be held in the country.

“We demand an immediate end to the violence. None of those involved in the violence has been punished, and people have not yet been released from prisons,” Kolesnikova added.

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She also clarified that the protesters demand the release of political prisoners Sergei Tikhanousky, Viktor and Eduard Babariko, and others, as well as 4,000 people who remain in prisons.

From tomorrow, August 17, a nationwide strike has been declared in Belarus. Such a message was published at once by several opposition Telegram channels, among which Nexta channel is popular.

"From tomorrow, a nationwide strike is announced until the demands of the people are met," the message says.

As you know, today at the Freedom March, which takes place in many cities of Belarus, opponents of Alexander Lukashenko's regime put forward three main demands: the resignation of the president, release of all previously detained protesters, and punishment of all those guilty of beatings and torture.

Today the largest rally in the history of an independent country is being held in Belarus. According to the media reports, more than 200,000 people have already gathered in the central square of Minsk.

Related: Ukrainian delegation initiates Belarusian Declaration in PACE

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