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Belarusian strike comes into force after president refuses to quit


Belarusian riot police stand guard on top of a security barricade during an opposition rally in Minsk yesterday. (AP pic)MOSCOW: Factory workers chanted slogans, students staged a sit-in and police began detentions on Monday as Belarusians answered an opposition call for a national strike to force President Alexander Lukashenko to quit, local media footage showed.
Lukashenko had defied an ultimatum to surrender power by midnight on Sunday, challenging his opponents to make good on their threat to paralyse the country with mass strikes and shutdowns.
His refusal to quit after 26 years in power will test whether the opposition has the mass …read more

Source:: Free Malaysia Today

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