The Parliament of Belarus considered the actions of the security forces adequate

Photo of author

By admin

The Parliament of Belarus considers that the actions of law enforcement officials in relation to the participants of the protest actions are adequate, the BelTA state agency quotes a statement by the members of the Council of the Republic and deputies of the House of Representatives on the results of the presidential elections on August 11.

“Every citizen is obliged to abide by the laws, and the state is obliged to ensure law and order and peace. The actions of the law enforcement agencies are adequate to the provocations of the participants in the unauthorized actions, ”the parliamentarians said in a statement.

They reportedly condemned the attempts of “a few engaged groups” to destabilize the country. “We cannot allow the youth of Belarus to become a bargaining chip in their desire to rock the situation,” the parliamentarians said.

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.

On August 11, riot police dispersed people on Pushkinskaya Square in Minsk, where an impromptu memorial was created at the site of the death of one of the protesters. The man died on the evening of August 10. This happened when the security forces fired flashbang grenades at the protesters. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, an unknown explosive device exploded in the hands of a demonstrator.

Leave a Comment