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News – belsat.eu, Belarus authorities: 774 detainees during Sunday’s protests, on September 14, 2020 9:24 AM at 9:24 AM

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On 13 September, 774 persons were detained across the country for participating in protests throughout Belarus, the press service of the Interior Ministry reports.

More than 500 demonstrators were grabbed by the police in Minsk.

544 people facing trials were taken to detention centres, the ministry says. Click here to see the list of detainees from the human rights centre Viasna.

According to law enforcement agencies, 15,000 protesters showed up at the March of Heroes in Minsk. However, the number of participants might have reached 200,000, independent media estimate.

For over a month, post-election protests have been underway in the country; the major demands of Belarusians are Lukashenka’s resignation; holding a free and fair election; releasing political prisoners; putting an end to police violence as well as propaganda on state-run TV stations.

Not only blood and battering: Positive moments of Heroes’ March

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, On 13 September, 774 persons were detained across the country for participating in protests throughout Belarus, the press service of the Interior Ministry reports.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus authorities: 774 detainees during Sunday’s protests, on September 14, 2020 9:24 AM at 9:24 AM

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On 13 September, 774 persons were detained across the country for participating in protests throughout Belarus, the press service of the Interior Ministry reports.

More than 500 demonstrators were held by the police in Minsk.

544 people facing trials were taken to detention centres, the ministry says. Click here to see the list of detainees from the human rights centre Viasna.

According to law enforcement agencies, 15,000 protesters showed up at the March of Heroes in Minsk. However, the number of participants might have reached 200,000, independent media estimate.

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, On 13 September, 774 persons were detained across the country for participating in protests throughout Belarus, the press service of the Interior Ministry reports.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko Hold Meeting in Russia – Video, on September 14, 2020 9:12 AM at 9:12 AM

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The meeting comes amid a political drama unfolding in Belarus in the wake of a presidential vote that sparked mass protests in the country as Lukashenko’s opponents refused to recognise his victory. The president repeatedly said that the situation in Belarus is being destabilised from the outside., The meeting comes amid a political drama unfolding in Belarus in the wake of a presidential vote that sparked mass protests in the country as Lukashenko’s opponents refused to recognise his victory. The president repeatedly said that the situation in Belarus is being destabilised from the outside.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko Hold Meeting in Russia – Video, on September 14, 2020 9:12 AM at 9:12 AM

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The meeting comes amid a political drama unfolding in Belarus in the wake of a presidential vote that sparked mass protests in the country as Lukashenko’s opponents refused to recognise his victory. The president repeatedly said that the situation in Belarus is being destabilised from the outside., The meeting comes amid a political drama unfolding in Belarus in the wake of a presidential vote that sparked mass protests in the country as Lukashenko’s opponents refused to recognise his victory. The president repeatedly said that the situation in Belarus is being destabilised from the outside.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Russia Remains Committed to All Agreements With Belarus, Putin Stresses, on September 14, 2020 8:54 AM at 8:54 AM

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Sochi earlier in the day to discuss the situation in his country with Putin, amid mass protests in Minsk and other cities., Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Sochi earlier in the day to discuss the situation in his country with Putin, amid mass protests in Minsk and other cities.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Putin, Lukashenko Start Talks in Russia’s Sochi, Kremlin Says, on September 14, 2020 8:09 AM at 8:09 AM

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, have started their negotiations in the Russian resort city of Sochi, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday., MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, have started their negotiations in the Russian resort city of Sochi, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

, Lukashenko meets with Putin for ‘integration’ talks as Belarus unrest continues, on September 14, 2020 8:09 AM at 8:09 AM

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday flew to Russia for one-to-one talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin as Moscow has offered security aid while urging closer integration with its neighbour., Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday flew to Russia for one-to-one talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin as Moscow has offered security aid while urging closer integration with its neighbour.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Belarus' embattled president meets Russia's Putin amid ongoing protests, on September 14, 2020 7:35 AM at 7:35 AM

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Belarus' embattled president meets Russia's Putin amid ongoing protestsThe embattled president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is meeting his last ally standing Monday, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, less than 24 hours after more than 100,000 people took to the streets in the latest protest to demand his resignation. The pair are to hold a “working meeting” at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi — their first face-to-face meeting since a protest movement emerged across Belarus after the contested Aug. 9 president election. Protesters accuse Lukashenko of rigging the election in his favor.

, The embattled president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is meeting his last ally standing Monday, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, less than 24 hours after more than 100,000 people took to the streets in the latest protest to demand his resignation. The pair are to hold a “working meeting” at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi — their first face-to-face meeting since a protest movement emerged across Belarus after the contested Aug. 9 president election. Protesters accuse Lukashenko of rigging the election in his favor.

Deutsche Welle, Belarus: Lukashenko lands in Sochi for talks with Putin, on September 14, 2020 7:22 AM at 7:22 AM

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Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko is in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with Vladimir Putin. Moscow is reportedly planning to use the meeting to push for closer ties between the two countries., Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko is in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with Vladimir Putin. Moscow is reportedly planning to use the meeting to push for closer ties between the two countries.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Lukashenko to meet Putin for talks on 'integration', on September 14, 2020 7:10 AM at 7:10 AM

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Lukashenko to meet Putin for talks on 'integration'Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday flew to Russia for one-to-one talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin as Moscow has offered security aid while urging closer integration with its neighbour.

, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday flew to Russia for one-to-one talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin as Moscow has offered security aid while urging closer integration with its neighbour.

News | Euronews RSS, Any Putin intervention in Belarus will meet ‘huge pushback’, says analyst, on September 14, 2020 6:08 AM at 6:08 AM

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“Russia has not so much support inside the Belarusian society,” says political analyst Katsiaryna Shmatsina, as Lukashenko meets Putin on Monday amid the ongoing political crisis in Belarus., “Russia has not so much support inside the Belarusian society,” says political analyst Katsiaryna Shmatsina, as Lukashenko meets Putin on Monday amid the ongoing political crisis in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, Lukashenka off to Sochi on first foreign visit after election, on September 14, 2020 5:22 AM at 5:22 AM

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The talks between Lukashenka and Putin in Sochi will be held in a one-on-one format, BelTA informs. This is the first foreign visit of Alyaksandr Lukashenka after this year’s presidential elections.

This will be the first meeting of Alyaksandr Lukashenka with Vladimir Putin after the August 9 elections. According to the official agenda, the parties will discuss bilateral cooperation between Minsk and Moscow and allied relations.

There are no plans to go out to the press following the talks.

The visit to Sochi was preceded by a Russian government delegation which came on a visit to Minsk. It was headed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

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, The talks will be held in a one-on-one format

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Belarus leader visits Russia to secure support amid protests, on September 14, 2020 5:11 AM at 5:11 AM

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Belarus leader visits Russia to secure support amid protestsBelarus’ authoritarian president visited Russia Monday in a bid to secure more loans and political support, as demonstrations against the extension of his 26-year rule entered their sixth week. Alexander Lukashenko’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi come a day after an estimated 150,000 people flooded the streets of the Belarusian capital, demanding Lukashenko’s resignation. The Interior Ministry said 774 people were arrested in Minsk and other cities of Belarus for holding unsanctioned rallies on Sunday.

, Belarus’ authoritarian president visited Russia Monday in a bid to secure more loans and political support, as demonstrations against the extension of his 26-year rule entered their sixth week. Alexander Lukashenko’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi come a day after an estimated 150,000 people flooded the streets of the Belarusian capital, demanding Lukashenko’s resignation. The Interior Ministry said 774 people were arrested in Minsk and other cities of Belarus for holding unsanctioned rallies on Sunday.

Хартия’97 :: Новости Беларуси – Белорусские новости – Новости Белоруссии – Республика Беларусь – Минск, Rally In Warsaw: Freedom To Belarusian Heroes!, on September 14, 2020 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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A mass demonstration of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners has taken place in Poland’s capital., A mass demonstration of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners has taken place in Poland’s capital.

Latest, Belarus leader in Russia on mission to win Putin’s backing, on September 14, 2020 5:03 AM at 5:03 AM

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President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus arrived in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin on Monday, seeking Moscow’s backing after a fifth consecutive weekend of huge protests demanding his resignation., President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus arrived in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin on Monday, seeking Moscow’s backing after a fifth consecutive weekend of huge protests demanding his resignation.

World news | The Guardian, Belarus protests continue as 100,000 join rally against Lukashenko – video, on September 14, 2020 4:42 AM at 4:42 AM

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An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets of Belarus’s capital, Minsk, as protests against the president, Alexander Lukashenko, continued for the fifth weekend. The large demonstrations come as Lukashenko is set to meet with Vladimir Putin for the first time since the presidential election on 9 August. Lukashenko’s claim that he won a landslide victory triggered the growing uprising against his 26-year reign

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, An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets of Belarus’s capital, Minsk, as protests against the president, Alexander Lukashenko, continued for the fifth weekend. The large demonstrations come as Lukashenko is set to meet with Vladimir Putin for the first time since the presidential election on 9 August. Lukashenko’s claim that he won a landslide victory triggered the growing uprising against his 26-year reign
Belarus: 100,000 join rally against Lukashenko on eve of Putin showdown
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World news | The Guardian, Belarus: embattled Lukashenko flies to Sochi for Putin talks, on September 14, 2020 4:31 AM at 4:31 AM

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Meeting could be crucial in determining if Belarusian president can weather protests

The embattled Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, is due to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in talks that could be crucial in determining whether or not he survives an ongoing protest movement against him.

Lukashenko’s plane took off from Minsk on Monday morning, and he is due in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where Putin has a residence, for talks in the afternoon. The visit comes a day after Lukashenko’s riot police struggled to deal with another huge rally in Minsk and other cities, in which water cannon was used against protesters. On Monday morning, the country’s interior ministry said 774 people had been detained on Sunday, including more than 500 in Minsk.

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, Meeting could be crucial in determining if Belarusian president can weather protests
The embattled Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, is due to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in talks that could be crucial in determining whether or not he survives an ongoing protest movement against him.
Lukashenko’s plane took off from Minsk on Monday morning, and he is due in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where Putin has a residence, for talks in the afternoon. The visit comes a day after Lukashenko’s riot police struggled to deal with another huge rally in Minsk and other cities, in which water cannon was used against protesters. On Monday morning, the country’s interior ministry said 774 people had been detained on Sunday, including more than 500 in Minsk. Continue reading…

News – belsat.eu, Heroes’ March in Minsk: Flash grenades used in ‘ministerial’ neighbourhood, on September 14, 2020 4:28 AM at 4:28 AM

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Detentions of participants in the March of Heroes in Minsk. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich / belsat.eu

On Sunday, September 13, the participants in the March of Heroes were brutally detained in the capital.

Click here to see the list of detainees from the human rights centre Viasna.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as of 19:00 more than 400 people were detained in Minsk. The Ministry of Internal Affairs also reported that 14 people were detained during the protest actions in Vitsebsk.

“All of them used flags and other symbols that were not registered in the prescribed manner, and posters with various content, including offensive ones,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs explained the detention of peaceful demonstrators.

Some of the participants in the March of Heroes reached the house of the chairm of the Central Election Commission Lidziya Yarmoshyna. To detain the demonstrators and stop the movement of the people along the Drazdy residential area (where many Belarusian ministers and top officials live), riot police used flash grenades.

Protests against the official results of the presidential elections have continued in Belarus since August 9. During this time, over 10 thousand people were detained throughout the country. Several thousand detainees appealed to the Investigative Committee with statements about the illegal actions of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Investigative Committee has not opened a single criminal case on citizens’ appeals.

March of Heroes in Minsk and regions (photos, video)

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, On Sunday, September 13, the participants in the March of Heroes were brutally detained in the capital.

News | Euronews RSS, Lukashenko goes to Russia: What the meeting of ‘brothers’ could mean for Belarus’ future, on September 14, 2020 2:00 AM at 2:00 AM

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Belarus’ fate could be sealed in Sochi as Lukashenko sits down with his ‘elder brother’ Putin to discuss the ongoing unrest. What will it mean for the country’s future?, Belarus’ fate could be sealed in Sochi as Lukashenko sits down with his ‘elder brother’ Putin to discuss the ongoing unrest. What will it mean for the country’s future?

World : NPR, Massive Protests Continue In Belarus As Demonstrators Demand Lukashenko Resign, on September 13, 2020 5:46 PM at 5:46 PM

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Opposition supporters protest against authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Sunday.

Protesters in Minsk took to the streets in large numbers Sunday for the fifth weekend in a row, demanding that authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko step down.

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, Protesters in Minsk took to the streets in large numbers Sunday for the fifth weekend in a row, demanding that authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko step down.

World : NPR, Massive Protests Continue In Belarus As Demonstrators Demand Lukashenko Resign, on September 13, 2020 5:46 PM at 5:46 PM

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Opposition supporters protest against authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Sunday.

Protesters in Minsk took to the streets in large numbers Sunday for the fifth weekend in a row, demanding that authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko step down.

(Image credit: TUT.BY/AFP via Getty Images)


, Protesters in Minsk took to the streets in large numbers Sunday for the fifth weekend in a row, demanding that authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko step down.

RT World News, Hundreds arrested in Minsk as protesters aim for elite district where Lukashenko’s top officials live, on September 13, 2020 5:07 PM at 5:07 PM

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Protesters in Minsk attempted to make their way to the elite district where top Belarusian government officials reside, but were met by a large police force on the way. At least 400 people were arrested during Sunday’s protests.

Thousands of people took part in Sunday’s protest against President Alexander Lukashenko, which the pro-opposition social media dubbed “the march of heroes.” Instead of starting in the center of the capital like most previous rallies, Sunday’s march aimed for the posh Drozdy district, which hosts the houses of the country’s top politicians and business figures, including one of the residences of President Lukashenko.

Telegram channels coordinating the protests notably leaked the addresses of several officials ahead of the march, with the protesters being encouraged to “pay them a visit.”

However, when the column of demonstrators approached the turn to Drozdy, they were met with a massive police force in riot gear cordoning off the way with fences.

Meanwhile, footage shot near Lukashenko’s official residence not far off from the scene showed armored vehicles and barbed wire deployed in anticipation of the ‘march of heroes.’

Videos showed protesters being repelled and redirected, with many marching on in the direction of the residential area.

Another clip surfaced on social media showing a masked man in civilian clothing shooting his pump rifle into the air and demonstrators fleeing.

The Interior Ministry initially denied the reports of gunshots, but then said that one of its officers was forced to use the weapon to prevent “illegal action” by the protesters, who tried to stop law enforcers from making an arrest.

The crowd spent around an hour outside Lukashenko’s residence, chanting anti-government slogans but remaining peaceful. After apparently realizing that the elite district was off limits, the demonstrators moved out to the central part of the city.

The police made numerous arrests in several parts of Minsk during the day. At least 400 people were detained, according to a police spokeswoman.

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Belarus unrest continues: Arrests & scuffles after opposition ‘women’s march’ met with police cordon in Minsk (VIDEOS)

Large-scale protests have been taking place in Belarus since the contested election on August 9, in which Lukashenko won his sixth term as president, claiming 80 percent of the vote. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who has since fled to Lithuania, insists that she gained more votes and that the count was rigged.

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RT World News, Hundreds arrested in Minsk as protesters aim for elite district where Lukashenko’s top officials live, on September 13, 2020 5:07 PM at 5:07 PM

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Protesters in Minsk attempted to make their way to the elite district where top Belarusian government officials reside, but were met by a large police force on the way. At least 400 people were arrested during Sunday’s protests.

Thousands of people took part in Sunday’s protest against President Alexander Lukashenko, which the pro-opposition social media dubbed “the march of heroes.” Instead of starting in the center of the capital like most previous rallies, Sunday’s march aimed for the posh Drozdy district, which hosts the houses of the country’s top politicians and business figures, including one of the residences of President Lukashenko.

Telegram channels coordinating the protests notably leaked the addresses of several officials ahead of the march, with the protesters being encouraged to “pay them a visit.”

However, when the column of demonstrators approached the turn to Drozdy, they were met with a massive police force in riot gear cordoning off the way with fences.

Meanwhile, footage shot near Lukashenko’s official residence not far off from the scene showed armored vehicles and barbed wire deployed in anticipation of the ‘march of heroes.’

Videos showed protesters being repelled and redirected, with many marching on in the direction of the residential area.

Another clip surfaced on social media showing a masked man in civilian clothing shooting his pump rifle into the air and demonstrators fleeing.

The Interior Ministry initially denied the reports of gunshots, but then said that one of its officers was forced to use the weapon to prevent “illegal action” by the protesters, who tried to stop law enforcers from making an arrest.

The crowd spent around an hour outside Lukashenko’s residence, chanting anti-government slogans but remaining peaceful. After apparently realizing that the elite district was off limits, the demonstrators moved out to the central part of the city.

The police made numerous arrests in several parts of Minsk during the day. At least 400 people were detained, according to a police spokeswoman.

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Belarus unrest continues: Arrests & scuffles after opposition ‘women’s march’ met with police cordon in Minsk (VIDEOS)

Large-scale protests have been taking place in Belarus since the contested election on August 9, in which Lukashenko won his sixth term as president, claiming 80 percent of the vote. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who has since fled to Lithuania, insists that she gained more votes and that the count was rigged.

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World News, Embattled Belarus Leader Beset by More Protests Before Putin Summit, on September 13, 2020 4:12 PM at 4:12 PM

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President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has for weeks tried to quell protests against his re-election claim. A day before meeting President Vladimir V. Putin, his main backer, he continued to crack down on the opposition., President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has for weeks tried to quell protests against his re-election claim. A day before meeting President Vladimir V. Putin, his main backer, he continued to crack down on the opposition.

World News, Embattled Belarus Leader Beset by More Protests Before Putin Summit, on September 13, 2020 4:12 PM at 4:12 PM

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President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has for weeks tried to quell protests against his re-election claim. A day before meeting President Vladimir V. Putin, his main backer, he continued to crack down on the opposition., President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has for weeks tried to quell protests against his re-election claim. A day before meeting President Vladimir V. Putin, his main backer, he continued to crack down on the opposition.

World news | The Guardian, Belarus: 100,000 join rally against Lukashenko on eve of Putin showdown, on September 13, 2020 1:33 PM at 1:33 PM

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Protesters hold placards criticising Russian support as they march on president’s Minsk residence

Attempts by Belarus’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, to crush popular protests against him failed on Sunday when more than 100,000 people marched on his residence in the capital, Minsk, with other demonstrations across the country.

There was no sign that the anti-Lukashenko movement is declining or fading away. Instead protesters took to the streets in huge numbers for the fifth weekend in a row, defying riot police who blocked off the city centre with military vehicles.

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, Protesters hold placards criticising Russian support as they march on president’s Minsk residence
Attempts by Belarus’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, to crush popular protests against him failed on Sunday when more than 100,000 people marched on his residence in the capital, Minsk, with other demonstrations across the country.
There was no sign that the anti-Lukashenko movement is declining or fading away. Instead protesters took to the streets in huge numbers for the fifth weekend in a row, defying riot police who blocked off the city centre with military vehicles. Continue reading…

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resign, on September 13, 2020 12:26 PM at 12:26 PM

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Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resignMore than 100,000 demonstrators calling for the authoritarian president of Belarus to resign marched through the capital of Minsk on Sunday as the daily protests that have gripped the nation entered their sixth week. Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about President Alexander Lukashenko’s planned meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It would be their first face-to-face contact since the unrest broke out in Belarus after the Aug. 9 presidential election that officials say gave Lukashenko a sixth term with 80% support.

, More than 100,000 demonstrators calling for the authoritarian president of Belarus to resign marched through the capital of Minsk on Sunday as the daily protests that have gripped the nation entered their sixth week. Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about President Alexander Lukashenko’s planned meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It would be their first face-to-face contact since the unrest broke out in Belarus after the Aug. 9 presidential election that officials say gave Lukashenko a sixth term with 80% support.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resign, on September 13, 2020 12:26 PM at 12:26 PM

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Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resignMore than 100,000 demonstrators calling for the authoritarian president of Belarus to resign marched through the capital of Minsk on Sunday as the daily protests that have gripped the nation entered their sixth week. Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about President Alexander Lukashenko’s planned meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It would be their first face-to-face contact since the unrest broke out in Belarus after the Aug. 9 presidential election that officials say gave Lukashenko a sixth term with 80% support.

, More than 100,000 demonstrators calling for the authoritarian president of Belarus to resign marched through the capital of Minsk on Sunday as the daily protests that have gripped the nation entered their sixth week. Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about President Alexander Lukashenko’s planned meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It would be their first face-to-face contact since the unrest broke out in Belarus after the Aug. 9 presidential election that officials say gave Lukashenko a sixth term with 80% support.

Deutsche Welle, Belarus: 400 protesters detained during ‘March of Heroes’, on September 13, 2020 10:46 AM at 10:46 AM

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Security forces in balaclavas have arrested hundreds of protesters during the latest massive demo in central Minsk. Dozens were immediately transferred to prison as rights groups again complained of police brutality., Security forces in balaclavas have arrested hundreds of protesters during the latest massive demo in central Minsk. Dozens were immediately transferred to prison as rights groups again complained of police brutality.

, Tens of thousands of Belarus protesters rally on eve of Putin-Lukashenko talks, on September 13, 2020 9:01 AM at 9:01 AM

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At least 100,000 Belarusian anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Minsk on Sunday, a Reuters eyewitness said, while police detained around 250 people, the Russian Interfax news agency said, citing the Interior Ministry. Opposition figures called this new mass demonstration on the eve of crunch talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia’s Vladimir Putin., At least 100,000 Belarusian anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Minsk on Sunday, a Reuters eyewitness said, while police detained around 250 people, the Russian Interfax news agency said, citing the Interior Ministry. Opposition figures called this new mass demonstration on the eve of crunch talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Latest, Belarus authorities close off central square in Minsk, detain protesters, on September 13, 2020 8:58 AM at 8:58 AM

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Authorities in Belarus used barbed wire to seal off a central square in the capital Minsk and started to detain protesters as they took to the streets for another march on Sunday following the country’s disputed elections last month., Authorities in Belarus used barbed wire to seal off a central square in the capital Minsk and started to detain protesters as they took to the streets for another march on Sunday following the country’s disputed elections last month.

: World, Central square in Minsk closed, demonstrators detained as protests in Belarus continue, on September 13, 2020 8:32 AM at 8:32 AM

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On Saturday, at least 5,000 people had marched through the city demanding the release of a jailed opposition leader, in the latest in a wave of mass protests after the Aug 9 presidential vote., On Saturday, at least 5,000 people had marched through the city demanding the release of a jailed opposition leader, in the latest in a wave of mass protests after the Aug 9 presidential vote.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Russia to Send Airborne Forces to Military Drills in Belarus From 14-25 September, on September 13, 2020 8:06 AM at 8:06 AM

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian airborne forces will participate in the Slavic Fraternity military drills in Belarus from September 14-25, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Sunday., MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian airborne forces will participate in the Slavic Fraternity military drills in Belarus from September 14-25, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Sunday.

News – belsat.eu, March of Heroes in Minsk and regions, on September 13, 2020 6:32 AM at 6:32 AM

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On September 13, Heroes’ March is to start at 2 pm (local time) in the Belarusian capital. It is the fifth Sunday rally of thousands in a row; two previous protests were marred by severe detentions.

For over a month, post-election protests have been underway in the country; the major demands of Belarusians are Lukashenka’s resignation; holding a free and fair election; releasing political prisoners; putting an end to police violence as well as propaganda on state-run TV stations.

On September 13, protest rallies and marches are expected to take place in the regions as well.

Since August 9, more than 10,000 people have been detained across the country. Several thousand detainees filed complaints against police officers’ illegal actions to the Investigative Committee. However, not a single criminal case has been opened over the citizens’ appeals.

In Mayakovski street, police have started to detain people holding white-red-white flags and national symbols.

Since the very morning, there have been numerous reports about siloviki’s being pulled in to the centre of Minsk.

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Loudest and most emotional women’s march in Minsk so far

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, On September 13, Heroes’ March is to start at 2 pm (local time) in the Belarusian capital. It is the fifth Sunday rally of thousands in a row; two previous protests were marred by severe detentions.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Defiant Belarus protesters set to march despite crackdown, on September 13, 2020 6:16 AM at 6:16 AM

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Defiant Belarus protesters set to march despite crackdownBelarus moved police vans and barbed wire into the centre of the capital Minsk on Sunday ahead of a new mass demonstration called for the eve of crunch talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

, Belarus moved police vans and barbed wire into the centre of the capital Minsk on Sunday ahead of a new mass demonstration called for the eve of crunch talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

News – belsat.eu, Russian actress who played Belarusian protester on NTV for money apologizes, on September 13, 2020 5:44 AM at 5:44 AM

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Russian actress Yekaterina Shmakova has apologized to Belarusians on her Facebook page. She played the “irritated Belarusian” in Tigran Keosayan’s propaganda program “International Sawmill”, broadcast on the Russian NTV channel. The program is hosted by Keosayan’s wife Margarita Simonyan.

During a conversation with Keosayan, Shmakova’s character said that she did not have enough money, and at the rallies “they pay little.” According to the girl, she personally is not satisfied with “small tits”, but due to the lack of alternative events, she goes to protests against Lukashenka. In addition, she attends rallies to get to know the riot policemen. “The simple men there are strong. When they hug you, you’ll feel it,” said the heroine of the program.

The “annoyed Belarusian” explained the white-red-white flag painted on her cheek by the fact that she was a fan of Spartak.

The actress Yekaterina Shmakova published her apologies on Facebook. In a video message, she said that she wants to ask for forgiveness “publicly in front of all the people of Belarus, women.”

“I am terribly ashamed of what I have done. I am ashamed that my personal morality was violated. To justify myself by the fact that I get the text three minutes before the camera starts rolling is no longer relevant. I just sincerely apologize to all people. I know how much it hurts you. It was terribly ungodly of me,” said the actress, crying.

Earlier, an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Foundation claimed that the editor-in-chief of the pro-Kremlin Russia Today TV channel Margarita Simonyan and her husband Tigran Keosayan earned 720 million rubles in three years, including on the production of the “International Sawmill” program.

, Russian actress Yekaterina Shmakova has apologized to Belarusians on her Facebook page. She played the “irritated Belarusian” in Tigran Keosayan’s propaganda program “International Sawmill”, broadcast on the Russian NTV channel. The program is hosted by Keosayan’s wife Margarita Simonyan.

News – belsat.eu, Loudest and most emotional women’s march in Minsk so far, on September 13, 2020 4:06 AM at 4:06 AM

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More information in our photo report.

A traditional women’s march took place in Minsk on Saturday. The organizers promised it would be the loudest ever. Indeed, this is what happened. And it was also very emotional: balaclavas were torn off the security forces’ faces, girls were detained and even beaten, Nina Bahinskaya came out to fight the police wagons and riot police, and during the march they chased RT journalists. You see for yourself.

Women’s March. Minsk, September 12,Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March. Minsk, September 12,Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March. Minsk, September 12,Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Nina Bahinskaya came to the women’s march. Minsk, September 12,Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Nina Bahinskaya came to the women’s march. Minsk, September 12,Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March. Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square.. Photo: Belsat.eu
Siloviki in balaclavas are in a human chain. Women’s March, Freedom Square.. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
A balaclava was torn from the security officer’s face. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The girl tore off the balaclava from the security officer’s face. In response, he hit her. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The girl tore off the balaclava from the security officer’s face. In response, he hit her. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The women surrounded the minibus into which the detainees were taken. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The women surrounded the minibus into which the detainees were taken. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The women surrounded the minibus into which the detainees were taken. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The women surrounded the minibus into which the detainees were taken. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The women surrounded the minibus into which the detainees were taken. Women’s March, Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
The woman knocks on the window of the minibus where the detainees were taken. Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Nina Bahinskaya and security officials in balaclavas. Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
The girl greets the driver of the paddy wagon. Minsk, Women’s March, 12 September. Photo: Belsat.eu
Nina Bahinskaya. Minsk, Women’s March, 12 September. Photo: Belsat.eu
Nina Bahinskaya is standing near the paddy wagon. Minsk, Women’s March, 12 September. Photo: Belsat.eu
Nina Bahinskaya is standing near the paddy wagon. Minsk, Women’s March, 12 September. Photo: Belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Detentions at the Women’s March in Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March at the Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March at the Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March at the Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March. Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s March. Minsk, September 12, Freedom Square. Photo: Belsat.eu
Despite the arrests on Freedom Square, the women marched in the direction of Niamiha. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Tatsyana Karatkevich. Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.
Women walked in a peaceful procession from Freedom Square to BNTU and back to Victory Square.

 

, See our photo report.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Belarusian Minister of Defence Says US Tank Battalion Transferred to Lithuania, on September 12, 2020 2:04 PM at 2:04 PM

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MINSK (Sputnik) – A US tank battalion is being transferred to a Lithuanian military training ground located just 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from the border with Belarus, Viktor Khrenin, the Belarusian minister of defence, said on Saturday., MINSK (Sputnik) – A US tank battalion is being transferred to a Lithuanian military training ground located just 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from the border with Belarus, Viktor Khrenin, the Belarusian minister of defence, said on Saturday.

Deutsche Welle, Belarus: Women attacked and detained as protests persist, on September 12, 2020 1:48 PM at 1:48 PM

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Demonstrations against the embattled regime of Alexander Lukashenko have continued in Minsk despite ongoing repression. Female protesters were kettled and attacked by masked men not wearing insignias., Demonstrations against the embattled regime of Alexander Lukashenko have continued in Minsk despite ongoing repression. Female protesters were kettled and attacked by masked men not wearing insignias.

World news | The Guardian, Belarus’s female revolution: how women rallied against Lukashenko, on September 12, 2020 1:17 PM at 1:17 PM

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Protests aimed at toppling autocratic leader have been led by women and show no sign of slowing

One evening last week, a stylised image of the Belarusian opposition leader, Maria Kolesnikova, was projected on to the wall of a Minsk apartment block.

Mocked up to look like the famous Soviet war poster The Motherland Calls, the image created by Anna Redko shows Kolesnikova heroically holding out a torn passport – a reference to her actions on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday when Alexander Lukashenko’s security services tried to deport her.

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, Protests aimed at toppling autocratic leader have been led by women and show no sign of slowing
One evening last week, a stylised image of the Belarusian opposition leader, Maria Kolesnikova, was projected on to the wall of a Minsk apartment block.
Mocked up to look like the famous Soviet war poster The Motherland Calls, the image created by Anna Redko shows Kolesnikova heroically holding out a torn passport – a reference to her actions on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday when Alexander Lukashenko’s security services tried to deport her. Continue reading…

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, 10,000 women march to demand that Belarus president resign, on September 12, 2020 1:07 PM at 1:07 PM

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10,000 women march to demand that Belarus president resignAbout 10,000 women marched noisily through the Belarusian capital on Saturday, beating pots and pans and shouting for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president in the 35th consecutive day of large anti-government protests. Many carried portraits of Maria Kolesnikova, a leader of the opposition Coordination Council that is seeking a new election for the ex-Soviet nation of 9.5 million people. Lukashenko refuses to meet with the council, and most of its leaders have been detained or have left the country.

, About 10,000 women marched noisily through the Belarusian capital on Saturday, beating pots and pans and shouting for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president in the 35th consecutive day of large anti-government protests. Many carried portraits of Maria Kolesnikova, a leader of the opposition Coordination Council that is seeking a new election for the ex-Soviet nation of 9.5 million people. Lukashenko refuses to meet with the council, and most of its leaders have been detained or have left the country.

World news | The Guardian, Belarus: dozens of peaceful female protesters thrown into vans by riot police, on September 12, 2020 12:34 PM at 12:34 PM

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Rally in Minsk against disputed re-election of Lukashenko was attended by thousands

Belarusian riot police detained several dozen women demonstrators and threw them into vans, as thousands took to the streets of the capital to protest against police violence and electoral fraud.

Before a massive protest expected on Sunday, columns of female protesters gathered in central Minsk for a peaceful women’s protest. Some beat saucepans with ladles and others chanted “Bring back our Masha”, referring to opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova by her diminutive name.

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, Rally in Minsk against disputed re-election of Lukashenko was attended by thousands
Belarusian riot police detained several dozen women demonstrators and threw them into vans, as thousands took to the streets of the capital to protest against police violence and electoral fraud.
Before a massive protest expected on Sunday, columns of female protesters gathered in central Minsk for a peaceful women’s protest. Some beat saucepans with ladles and others chanted “Bring back our Masha”, referring to opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova by her diminutive name. Continue reading…

, Belarus police arrest dozens of protesters at anti-Lukashenko rally, on September 12, 2020 12:27 PM at 12:27 PM

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Belarus police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as thousands of people gathered in the capital Minsk demanding the release of a jailed opposition leader, the latest in a wave of mass protests following a disputed election. , Belarus police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as thousands of people gathered in the capital Minsk demanding the release of a jailed opposition leader, the latest in a wave of mass protests following a disputed election. 

News – belsat.eu, About 10 thousand women march across Minsk in peaceful protest, on September 12, 2020 11:48 AM at 11:48 AM

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Simultaneously with the beginning of the action, arrests began on the Freedom square.

Women’s March. September 12, Minsk. Photo: Belsat.eu

After the Women’s March was over, the security forces detained the participants and bystanders.

The store on Independence Avenue welcomes the participants of the peaceful Women’s March. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.euЖенский марш

Women’s March in Minsk. September 12, 2020. Photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich / Vot-tak.tvhe participants in the march drove the journalists of the Russian channel RT, who worked also for the Belarusian State Television, to the other side of the road.

The Independence Avenue. Only public transport was running. Women’s March, September 12, Minsk. Photo: Belsat.euu
The girls stopped the public transport so that everyone could move together, and then thanked the drivers. Women’s March, Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu

Viasna reports about almost 30 people detained today in Minsk.

The girls stopped the public transport so that everyone could move together, and then thanked the drivers. Women’s March, Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu

One of the main slogans of the women’s march today was “Where is our Masha?”

Women’s march in Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.euAmong the detained are Belsat journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Maksim Kalitouski, who were broadcasting live. They wore vests with the words “Press”. Andreyeva wrote on her Facebook: “Maks Kalitouski and I have been detained, during the arrest they threatened to handcuff me. We are in the Kastrychnitski district police department. They’ve seized the camera and phone, if we do not give it back, we can be charged with article 23.4,”. Come here everyone, especially a lawyer.”

Women’s march to Freedom Square. The girl tore off the mask from the security officer, he hit her. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu

Women’s march at the Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu
Women’s march at the Freedom Square. Minsk, September 12. Photo: Belsat.eu

, At the beginning of the rally, arrests began on the Freedom Square.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Belarus president to visit Russia on Monday: Kremlin, on September 11, 2020 6:31 PM at 6:31 PM

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Belarus president to visit Russia on Monday: KremlinRussian President Vladimir Putin on Monday will hold talks with Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who faces the biggest protest of his nearly three-decade rule, the Kremlin said.

, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday will hold talks with Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who faces the biggest protest of his nearly three-decade rule, the Kremlin said.

Latest, UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Belarus, on September 11, 2020 5:08 PM at 5:08 PM

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday he was “deeply concerned” over the use of force in Belarus against peaceful protesters, stressing that the country’s crisis can only be resolved “by the Belarusian people.”, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday he was “deeply concerned” over the use of force in Belarus against peaceful protesters, stressing that the country’s crisis can only be resolved “by the Belarusian people.”

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian prosecutors announce taking action on ‘illegal groups’, on September 11, 2020 1:08 PM at 1:08 PM

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The Prosecutor General’s Office and a number of state agencies have been tasked with taking measures to expose ‘illegal formations of citizens’, news agency Interfax reports.

“All competent authorities have been called on to detect illegal formations, associations of citizens (self-defense or self-rule squads), give a legal assessment to their activities and immediately quell them in case of violating the law,” Deputy Prosecutor General Alyaksei Stuk said.

According to him, prosecutors will resolutely respond if heads of state bodies and other organisations fail to keep law and order.

Moreover, the Prosecutor General’s Office is set to place a greater focus on those who urge Belarusian workers and employees to strike, Stuk warned.

“When the facts of such negative impact aimed at thwarting the production process are revealed, prosecutors will promptly react and raise the issue of bringing to justice those who are sabotaging enterprises’ work,” Stuk promised.

This week, numerous calls for creating self-defense units to resist police violence have been spotted on social media plarforms.

Salihorsk: Police take out striker who refused to leave mine in protest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office and a number of state agencies have been tasked with taking measures to expose ‘illegal formations of citizens’, news agency Interfax reports.

World news | The Guardian, Can Belarus protesters topple Europe’s last dictator? – video explainer, on September 11, 2020 12:31 PM at 12:31 PM

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Thousands of Belarusians have defied beatings and arrests to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, after he claimed victory in an election they say was rigged. Protesters have flooded Belarus’s capital, Minsk, every week for a month to call for new, free and fair elections, as well as an end to police violence. But Lukashenko has held on with the support of the police and military. Can the protesters topple the man often called Europe’s last dictator?

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, Thousands of Belarusians have defied beatings and arrests to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, after he claimed victory in an election they say was rigged. Protesters have flooded Belarus’s capital, Minsk, every week for a month to call for new, free and fair elections, as well as an end to police violence. But Lukashenko has held on with the support of the police and military. Can the protesters topple the man often called Europe’s last dictator?

Putin holds key to Belarus crisis as Lukashenko heads to Moscow
Belarus: Lukashenko vows to stay in first interview since protests

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News – belsat.eu, Without signing documents: Lukashenka, Putin to hold talks in Moscow, on September 11, 2020 11:59 AM at 11:59 AM

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Alyaksandr Lukashenka is to arrive in Moscow on September 14, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday.

“Indeed, Lukashenka’s visit will take place on Monday, September 14, it will be a working visit. He will have talks with President Putin,” news agency TASS quotes Peskov.

According to him, no signing of papers is planned.

Meanwhile, tension is growing in Belarus. For over a month, post-election protests have been underway in the country; the major demands of Belarusians are Lukashenka’s resignation; holding a free and fair election; releasing political prisoners; putting an end to police violence as well as propaganda on state-run TV stations.

‘Too long in office’, but still ‘irreplaceable’. Lukashenka interviewed by Russian media

On August 9, the presidential vote was held in Belarus; its results were recognised by the EU and the United States. The Kremlin, in turn, acknowledged the legitimacy of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s sixth presidency. Moscow sees no sense in establishing contacts with representatives of the opposition Coordination Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Belarusian counterpart Uladzimir Makey.

In mid August, the incumbent leader said that Russia would lend assistance if Belarus asked for providing security in the event of ‘external military threats’.

On September 3, Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in Minsk. He claimed that Belarusian electronic warfare specialists intercepted an ‘interesting’ conversation that debunks Berlin’s report about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s being poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent.

Lukashenka unveils secret ‘Warsaw-Berlin’ call

, Alyaksandr Lukashenka is to arrive in Moscow on September 14, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday.

Latest, Putin, Lukashenko to talk ‘integration’ amid Belarus protests, on September 11, 2020 10:59 AM at 10:59 AM

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who is facing the largest protests of his rule, will discuss plans to further integrate their countries on Monday, the Kremlin said., Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who is facing the largest protests of his rule, will discuss plans to further integrate their countries on Monday, the Kremlin said.

News | Euronews RSS, ‘Tricks, truants and transsexuals’: Lukashenko loyalists hit out over Belarus protests, on September 11, 2020 10:51 AM at 10:51 AM

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“We all lived in fear under Stalin, but there was impeccable order and respect for order. Democracies are twisted and doomed,” one Lukashenko supporter told Euronews., “We all lived in fear under Stalin, but there was impeccable order and respect for order. Democracies are twisted and doomed,” one Lukashenko supporter told Euronews.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian population down by 600K people, on September 11, 2020 10:06 AM at 10:06 AM

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Belstat has published the 2019 census report. According to these data, over 20 years the population of Belarus has decreased by almost 632 thousand people.

The population of the Vitsebsk region has decreased the most — by 241 thousand people. In the Mahiliou region, it has decreased by 189 thousand, in the Hrodna region — by 158 thousand, in the Homiel region — by 157 thousand, in the Brest region — by 137 thousand, in the Minsk region — by 87 thousand.

The population of Minsk has increased by 338 thousand people in 20 years.

The number of rural residents throughout the country has decreased by 976 thousand people, while the urban population figures have increased by 338 thousand.

The average age of residents of Belarus is 40 years.

Almost 8 million people consider themselves Belarusians, 707 thousand people consider themselves Russians, 287 thousand — Poles, 159 thousand — Ukrainians and 13 thousand — Jews.

60.3% of Belarusians marked Belarusian as their native language, and among the Poles of Belarus, 54.4% consider Belarusian as their native language. This is the largest figure among the non-titular nations of our country.

, Belstat has published the 2019 census report. According to these data, over 20 years the population of Belarus has decreased by almost 632 thousand people.

News – belsat.eu, New mortality record set in Belarus, on September 11, 2020 9:47 AM at 9:47 AM

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According to the UN, mortality in Belarus has only increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The largest increase in deaths occurred at the peak of the epidemic. The cause of death is not immediately clear from the UN statistics, but our experts believe that it was COVID-19 that played a big role.

The death rate this year is at a record high over the past five years. If we compare the second quarter of 2020, which was the peak of the pandemic, with the corresponding period of 2019, we will see that this year the number of deaths is about 5 and a half thousand more. The last 4 years the difference was no more than 1000 people.

Belarusians were able to find out about the current mortality rate from the UN data. We tried to find out in Belstat why the UN already has statistics, but Belstat still does not publish them. They promised us to clarify the issue but have not been available for comment since.

According to the official figures of the Ministry of Health, today there is information about 716 deaths from coronavirus.

Dziana Ratkevich / Belsat

, The death rate this year is at a record high over the past five years.

World news | The Guardian, Putin holds key to Belarus crisis as Lukashenko heads to Moscow, on September 11, 2020 9:37 AM at 9:37 AM

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With a stalemate in Minsk, the next chapter of Belarusian history may be written in the Kremlin

Criminal charges, kidnappings, bags over the head and death threats: the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has deployed all the resources of his repressive apparatus this week in an attempt to suffocate the growing protest movement against his continued rule as he prepares for a crucial meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Lukashenko has made it crystal clear he has no intention of stepping down, repeating an earlier promise that he would rather die than relinquish power after 26 years in charge. “Power is not given to be taken, thrown and given away,” he said this week.

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, With a stalemate in Minsk, the next chapter of Belarusian history may be written in the Kremlin
Criminal charges, kidnappings, bags over the head and death threats: the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has deployed all the resources of his repressive apparatus this week in an attempt to suffocate the growing protest movement against his continued rule as he prepares for a crucial meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Lukashenko has made it crystal clear he has no intention of stepping down, repeating an earlier promise that he would rather die than relinquish power after 26 years in charge. “Power is not given to be taken, thrown and given away,” he said this week. Continue reading…

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines, Putin, Lukashenko to talk 'integration' amid Belarus protests, on September 11, 2020 9:18 AM at 9:18 AM

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Putin, Lukashenko to talk 'integration' amid Belarus protestsRussian President Vladimir Putin and Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who is facing the largest protests of his rule, will discuss plans to further integrate their countries on Monday, the Kremlin said.

, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who is facing the largest protests of his rule, will discuss plans to further integrate their countries on Monday, the Kremlin said.

News – belsat.eu, Lukashenka introduces new Prosecutor General and speaks about current events, on September 11, 2020 9:03 AM at 9:03 AM

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On September 10, the head of state, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, introduced Andrei Shved as Prosecutor General and spoke about the current events, his press service reports.

Photo of the press service of the head of state

Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed his vision of current events: “Today, let’s say, Minsk experiences a difficult period. It is an acute period that we are going through. Probably for the first time in the history of our state. At least for the last 10 years. Although many disagree with me, they recall the mid-90s. They say: it was worse. Many people remember when cars were turned over, burned on the roads, when tens of thousands actually took to the streets. Then it was somehow clear: there was nothing to eat and there was nothing to feed the children with,” Lukashenka noted.

“Despite the complicated circumstances of the observance of legislation in the country, let’s be honest. Maybe I’m wrong, I personally do not see the activity of the prosecutor’s office, which would correspond to the current period”.

He didn’t forget about the Coordination Council: “And all kinds of coordination councils, other organizations … Both the Constitutional Court and the Prosecutor General at one time (I think you see it the same way) gave an assessment to the coordination councils. You must give not only a legal assessment of the actions of organizers and agitators, but also take stronger, more acute measures of prosecutorial response to such actions”.

“I want to tell you like a man, so that we don’t have some unclear points. I am often reproached with the words that “he will not give up the power”. And rightly so. The people did not elect me for this. Power is not given to be later rejected for nothing,” the head of state emphasized.

“If you think that I hold to this power with blue hands for myself, you will disappoint me very much”.

I have already said to the Russians who don’t know much about our state: sooner or later, this power will be taken by others, but they will take it according to the law, not under pressure from the street,” noted Alyaksandr Lukashenka. “You are well-educated people. And you should think. I am not calling on you to save the state in violation of the law. ”

“Although when practically impudent intervention is carried out, as I call it, from the outside and it is heated from within and directed from the outside, there is sometimes no time for laws, tough measures must be taken to stop any rubbish that wants to claim it. In this case, the situation is different,” Lukashenka said.

, On September 10, the head of state, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, introduced Andrei Shved as Prosecutor General and spoke about the current events, his press service reports.