: :inin Kyiv (EET)

More than 200 women detained at anti-Lukashenko protest in Minsk


Kyiv, Ukraine — Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 200 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country. More than 2 000 women took part in the march in Minsk. Such anti-government marches have become a regular feature of the unprecedented wave of large, persistent protests that began after the August 9 presidential election. Officials said President Alexander Lukashenko won a sixth term in office with 80% support in that vote …read more

Source:: Independent Online

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