Social networks and mobile Internet restored in Minsk

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Mobile Internet and social networks have become available again in Minsk, RIA Novosti reports on Wednesday, August 12.

It is noted that all social networks were restored at about 6.50 local time (coincides with Moscow time). Earlier it was reported that popular messengers social networks were disabled in the Belarusian capital since Sunday evening, August 9, when the presidential elections were held in the country.

Earlier on Wednesday, it was reported that the streets of Minsk were abandoned by units of the OMON, internal troops and other power structures of Belarus, the cordon was removed from the streets, traffic on the main highways was restored.

After the presidential elections in Belarus, mass protests of citizens who disagreed with the voting results began. The current head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, got 80.08% of the vote, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was supported by 10.09% of voters. Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters did not recognize the election results.

After that, the protesters began to take to the streets. They are opposed by the security forces. In the clashes, there are casualties on both sides. There were also detentions of journalists, including those from Russia.

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