Another day of protest demonstrations ends in Minsk

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In the capital of Belarus, the city of Minsk, a protest action on Independence Square has ended.

Various venues worked in different parts of the square: everyone was taught folk dances, free microphones worked, a protest bike ride was held, TUT.BY reports on Saturday, August 22.

Also, a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council of the Opposition (CC), former Minister of Culture of the Republic Pavel Latushko spoke to the audience. He was accompanied by applause, the portal notes.

“We are entering a state of instability, a pause, the country will simply stop,” Latushko said about the future of Belarus, if no changes take place.

In the evening, people turned on their flashlights and sang the song “The Walls Will Fall Down”, popular with the protesters, and chanted the slogans “Go away,” “We won’t forget, we won’t forgive,” and “Every day.”

In total, about 3 thousand people took part in the action. The city authorities did not interfere with the rally, they only fenced off the monument to Vladimir Lenin, RIA Novosti notes.

The presidential elections in Belarus took place on August 9. According to the voting results, the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.01% of the vote. Since then, protests have not subsided in the country. People who disagree with the voting results took to the streets of the republic’s cities.

A number of large enterprises went on strike. On August 22, Lukashenko ordered to close the striking factories from August 24.

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