Several metro stations closed in Minsk

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Several metro stations were closed in Minsk, trains will follow them without stopping. This was announced on August 11 by Sputnik Belarus.

The stations “Nemiga”, “Kupalovskaya”, “Frunzenskaya”, “Molodezhnaya”, “Pushkinskaya”, “Oktyabrskaya” and “Ploschad Lenina” were closed.

Protests erupted in Minsk and a number of cities of the country after the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9. Earlier on the same day, it was reported that in the direction of the center of the Belarusian capital, where the protests have been going on for several days, walking columns of riot militiamen followed Independence Avenue. The Internal Troops were also pulled there, although the roads have not yet been blocked.

On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. According to the latest data from the Central Election Commission, the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won 80.08% of the vote, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was supported by 10.09% of voters. Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters did not recognize the results of the vote.

After the announcement of the preliminary results, unauthorized protests began in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, which resumed in the evening of August 10. Both civilians and security officials suffered.

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