"From Khabarovsk to Brest, dictatorship has no place!": Mass rallies take place in Belarus

17:16, 11 January 2021


Mass protests against the falsification of elections were held in Belarusian cities today, the major rallies took place in Minsk. Volunteers reported that protesters are being detained.

Earlier, Belarus, a European country of nearly 10 million people, said to be the ‘last dictatorship’ on the continent, now probably faces a point of no return. What started as a series of protests against fraudulent presidential elections seems to have turned into a grassroots, countrywide, decentralized movement, despite the government’s violent response, which has included mass arrests and the torture of thousands. Hundreds of thousands peacefully marched in Minsk on Sunday to protest against president Alexander Lukashenko.