In Minsk, a car drove into a crowd of law enforcement officers during a protest. The video of the incident was posted on social networks on Tuesday, August 11.
In the footage, stun grenades are flying into the car, and it crashes into an OMON group, knocks down several people and drives away.
For several days, protests have been taking place in different cities of the country. People are unhappy with the results of the presidential elections held on 9 August. According to them, the current head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, became the leader.
Law enforcers use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades against the protesters. In turn, the protesters respond with bottles and stones. In addition, the protesters are trying to erect barricades. Several thousand people were detained. Earlier it was reported that protesters, including in protective ammunition, continue to arrive in the area of the Sportivnaya metro station in Minsk, where clashes between security officials and protesters continue.
On August 10, the press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus Olga Chemodanova said in her Telegram channel that one person died during protests in the capital. The Investigative Committee of the Republic opened criminal cases on the facts of riots and violence against employees of the internal affairs bodies.
On August 9, presidential elections were held in the republic. According to the CEC, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko won 80.08% of the vote, and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – 10.09%.
Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters refused to recognize the official data of the country’s Central Election Commission.