KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 3,000 retirees rallied in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for a third straight Monday to demand the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko as mass protests of a disputed election continue to roil the country.
They marched through the streets of Minsk carrying flowers and chanting for Lukashenko to “Go away!” after the Aug. 9 balloting that was widely seen as rigged.
“How many grandmas should it take to oust one grandpa?” said one banner held by the protesters, referring to the 66-year-old president.
Pro-Lukashenko pensioners also rallied in the capital. Some 2,000 people — many of whom …read more