On Saturday, in Belarus, the police arrested dozens of protestors who were protesting for the resignation of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Several students carried out protests across the capital and demanded Lukashenko to step down.
Meanwhile, more than hundreds of women carried out their weekend march in Minsk. The Viasna human rights centre informed that more than 30 protestors have been detained by the Belarusian police. Tshikhanouskaya challenged Lukashenko to either resign from his post by October 25 or face a nationwide strike. “Today’s protest march was big and bright,” added Tshikhanouskaya.
The unrest in the country had begun on August 9 when Lukashenko was declared as the President. The election result was claimed to be manipulated. After the election, the opposition candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskya was forcefully moved to Lithuania. Lukashenko had governed the country for more than 26 years. The situation has been condemned by several international organizations as well.
The country not only detained the protestors but also tried several methods to suppress the media. Reportedly, on Saturday along with protestors, several journalists were also detained.