Anti-Lukashenko protest continues in Moscow

14 August 2020
2020-08-14 14:43

Hundreds of people in Moscow continued to protest late on Thursday against the re-election of the President of Belarus outside the country's embassy in the city.

The disputed election extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Protesters claim Sunday's vote was rigged. In Moscow, Minsk and many other cities, thousands of factory workers also rallied against the police violence, raising the prospect of strikes in a new challenge to the government. Nearly 7,000 people have been detained and hundreds injured in the crack down on demonstrators protesting the official results that said Lukashenko won 80% of the vote and his top opposition challenger got only 10%.

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