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Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya calls for nationwide strike

Tikhanovskaya said the deadline for authorities to meet her demands, which included Lukashenko announcing his resignation, would expire at 11:59 pm on Sunday. READ MORE : Subscribe to our channel: Watch our LIVE here: Subscribe to our thematic channels: NoComment: Euronews Living: Knowledge: Euronews is available on YouTube in 12 …

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Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100,000 protest

Belarusian police have used stun grenades against protesters as more than 100,000 people marched in the capital Minsk demanding President Alexander Lukashenko resign. The police action came hours before the expiration of an ultimatum set by the opposition: Lukashenko must resign by midnight or face a national strike. Protesters carrying …

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Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights

The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to the Belarusian movement opposing President Alexander Lukashenko, led by the exiled Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. “It is an honour to announce that the women and men of the democratic opposition in Belarus are the 2020 Sakharov Prize laureates,” European Parliament …

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Belarus police crack down on protesters, detain dozens

Anti-government demonstrators in Belarus are keeping the pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. They protested in the capital for a tenth consecutive Sunday despite a crackdown by police who used water cannon and stun grenades on the protesters. Lukashenko held an unexpected meeting with opposition activists in a …

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Police use water cannon to disperse mass anti-Lukashenko rally

Belarusian police have used water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters who once again took to the streets of the capital, according to media reports and videos posted in social media. Tens of thousands of people have marched through the centre of Minsk, as protests against President Lukashenko continue, calling for …

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