MINSK — Over the two and a half decades of Aleksander Lukashenko’s rule in Belarus, anti-government protests had the same scenario — after a crackdown by police and a wave of arrests, unrest quickly faded away.
That’s not happening now.
For the third day after Sunday’s presidential election — where preliminary results gave Lukashenko an 80 percent victory over opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya — protests are continuing to convulse the country of 10 million people despite a massive police and military presence. Further demonstrations are planned for this evening.
The demonstrations are largely leaderless after Tikhanovskaya left the country for neighboring Lithuania.
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Source:: European Voice