: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Protests continue to swell in Belarus

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has ordered people to stay at home to avoid becoming “cannon fodder” for what he said were foreign-backed revolutionaries after huge crowds took to the streets for a sixth consecutive day to demand he step down.Lukashenko, whose claimed landslide re-election victory last Sunday has been branded a fraud by protesters, has failed to quell days of street demonstrations against him despite security forces tough response against demonstrators.Opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who earlier this week fled to neighbouring Lithuania under severe pressure, called yesterday for more protests and an election recount.That heaped more pressure on the authoritarian …read more

Source:: Gulf times