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Protester Killed, Dozens Arrested in Belarus Unrest

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Protester Killed, Dozens Arrested in Belarus Unrest – Rights Group

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8/10/20
A protester was killed and dozens wounded when police in Belarus used stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse demonstrators disputing election results, a prominent rights group said on Monday. The Viasna Human Rights Center said the young male protester suffered a traumatic head injury when he was hit by a police vehicle and medics were unable to save him. Viasna representative Sergey Sys told AFP that more than 300 people had been arrested on Sunday, including more than 150 in the capital Minsk. "Dozens of people were wounded as a result of clashes with law enforcement agencies. Ten of them were taken to hospitals," he said. Police in Belarus detained some 3,000 people for taking part in the unauthorized gatherings, the interior ministry said, accusing some protesters of sparking clashes with police. The ministry said in a statement that 1,000 of the detentions were in the capital Minsk and the rest in other parts of the country. It said protesters in Minsk had lit flares, erected barricades and thrown objects at police. Fifty civilians and 39 police officers were injured in clashes in the capital, it said, denying there were any deaths.

Long-serving Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko won a sixth term in Sunday's election with 80.23% of the vote, the central electoral commission said Monday, a result the opposition says was rigged. His main challenger, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, won 9.9%, central electoral commission chief Lidia Yermoshina said. Tikhanovskaya rejected the results and demanded authorities transfer power to the opposition. "Yesterday the voters made their choice but the authorities did not hear us, they have broken with the people," she told a news conference Monday. She also denounced authorities for the crackdown, saying police had used "disproportionate measures" against protesters and called disruptions to the internet "a crime."

Belarus also slowed down the Internet in-country yesterday rendering it practically useless.

I don't think the Belorussian people are going to let go of this very easily. There is no ambiguity this time. They know Ms. Tikhanovskaya really won this election.

Related: Blood And Tear Gas In Belarus: Security Officials Violently Disperse Protests After Presidential Vote
 

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Protester Killed, Dozens Arrested in Belarus Unrest – Rights Group

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Belarus also slowed down the Internet in-country yesterday rendering it practically useless.

I don't think the Belorussian people are going to let go of this very easily. There is no ambiguity this time. They know Ms. Tikhanovskaya really won this election.

Related: Blood And Tear Gas In Belarus: Security Officials Violently Disperse Protests After Presidential Vote

This is the endgame of the anti-BLM crowd.
 

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The first sacred sacrifice is already there. The man tried to throw an explosive device in the direction of law enforcement officers. It exploded in his hand, and the protester died of his injuries. According to the Ministry of internal affairs of Belarus, this "peaceful protester" is a criminal tried before for murder.
And they will say that he is "a peaceful protester, who died at the hands of the security forces."
 

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The first sacred sacrifice is already there. The man tried to throw an explosive device in the direction of law enforcement officers. It exploded in his hand, and the protester died of his injuries. According to the Ministry of internal affairs of Belarus, this "peaceful protester" is a criminal tried before for murder.
And they will say that he is "a peaceful protester, who died at the hands of the security forces."

Yes we know. You were there Mr. Stalin and this is your first-hand account from Minsk.

The regime propaganda never ends.
 
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