According to some media reports, about 200,000 people took part in a protest action in the city center.
At the same time, the Belarusian militia calls through the loudspeaker to the citizens gathered at the Minsk - Hero City monument to disperse. However, people do not listen to the instructions of law enforcement officers.
Also, special equipment, in particular armored personnel carriers, cordoned off the residence of Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk.
In addition, the Belarusian telecom operator "A1" reported that by order of the authorities, it reduced the bandwidth of the mobile Internet in the city.
For the 22nd day in Belarus there have been mass protests against the results of the presidential elections, which took place on August 9. Security officials are detaining protesters, as well as opposition leaders. The European Union demands that President Alexander Lukashenko release the detainees and respect the citizens' right to peaceful protest. During the rallies, people died. Their exact number is unknown, according to unofficial data - there are more than five of them.
In connection with massive violations of citizens' rights, as well as non-recognition of the election results, the EU decided to impose sanctions against Belarus.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called upon Alexander Lukashenko to provide the Belarussian people with a right to decide on the future of their country. The official assured that there was no concentration of NATO troops in the region, but the Belarusian regime should not use this as an excuse to suppress peaceful protests.