Aug 24, 2020 02:31 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 24, 2020 02:36 Asia/Tehran]
  • Protesters gather in Minsk, defying Lukashenko\\\'s threats
    Protesters gather in Minsk, defying Lukashenko\\\'s threats

Over 100,000 protesters have again rallied to call for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko after a disputed election. The army was deployed, purportedly to protect national monuments from protesters.

Iran PressEurope: Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Minsk on Sunday in the latest mass demonstration against the Belarusian government, according to Deutsche Welle.

Draped in red-and-white opposition flags, they descended on Independence Square, chanting slogans against President Alexander Lukashenko, who secured victory in a controversial election on August 9.

The Defense Ministry announced Sunday it will deploy the army to protect national monuments from protesters and any unrest near these sites will not be tolerated.

Authorities have arrested nearly 7,000 people since the demonstrations erupted in the wake of vote, with protest organizers alleging police of torturing and abusing the detainees.

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