October 23, 2020

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Minsk enters the third troubled night after the elections Abroad

Minsk enters the third troubled night after the elections Abroad

Even so, hundreds of Belarusians took to the streets again in several cities across the country. Some demonstrated from their cars and honked their horns. Others marched clapping and shouted “Go away,” addressed to Lukashenko. In addition, violent clashes broke out in several places, with riot police using rubber bullets and grenades against demonstrators.

Reuters news agency reported, based on an eyewitness, that security forces made dozens of arrests again and met protesters. Another eyewitness saw security forces break into car windows and pull occupants out of cars and attack them. A third eyewitness saw news photographers attacked and their cameras damaged.

The dictator Alexander Lukashenko has been ruling Belarus with a heavy hand for 26 years. Since Sunday, he has threatened several times to use the army against the demonstrators who want him to leave the field. At least 5,000 people have been arrested and at least one is known to have been killed.