Demonstrators March in Minsk on 15th Day of Presidential Election Protests


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Demonstrators March in Minsk on 15th Day of Presidential Election Protests

Protesters filled the streets of Minsk, Belarus, on Sunday, August 23, for the 15th consecutive day of demonstrations over the country’s presidential election results, according to local media reports. Anti-government protests ignited after it was announced on August 9 that President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected for a sixth term. He has been in power since 1994. The main opposition candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, claimed the vote was rigged. This video posted on Sunday shows a crowd of protesters marching through Minsk. Vladislav Davidzon, who filmed the video, said demonstrators were chanting “tribunal, tribunal, tribunal!” Local media said a crowd gathered near the Minsk Hero City Stele on Sunday, with protesters getting “closer and closer to the security forces.” Authorities were calling for demonstrators to disperse, according to reports. Credit: Vladislav Davidzon via Storyful



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