Posted 26 октября 2020,, 06:31

Published 26 октября 2020,, 06:31

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Nearly 300 people were detained while dispersing protests in Belarus

Nearly 300 people were detained while dispersing protests in Belarus

26 октября 2020, 06:31
Фото: РБК
The protest march People's Ultimatum, which took place in Minsk on Sunday, October 25, became one of the most massive since the beginning of the demonstrations.

Rallies were also held in Grodno, Brest, Bobruisk, Borisov, Vitebsk, Gomel, Zhabinka, Lida, Lyakhovichi, Mogilev, Novopolotsk, Pinsk, Polotsk, Rechitsa, Soligorsk.

According to various sources, up to 100 thousand people came to the rally in Minsk.

The unregistered human rights center Viasna informs that 290 people were detained during the Sunday protests. Writes about this TASS.

The protest rally People's Ultimatum was organized at the call of the former presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. The main demand of the protesters is the resignation of the current head of the republic, Alexander Lukashenko, an end to the violence and the release of political prisoners.

Let us remind you that last Sunday became the 78th day of protests.

In the capital of Belarus, security forces dispersed and detained demonstrators. According to Vesna, 210 people were detained in Minsk alone. Among them, human rights activists point out, there are also journalists.

Protests against the results of the presidential elections, of which Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner, began in Belarus on August 9. The opposition does not recognize the official election results, calling them rigged. During the protests, thousands of people were detained, hundreds were beaten, and several people were killed.