Top officials of Belarus arrived at the pro-government rally in Minsk

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Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko, head of the presidential administration Igor Sergeenko, chairman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova came to Independence Square in Minsk, where a rally in support of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is taking place. This was reported on August 16 by the Sputnik Belarus agency.

A tribune and microphones were installed near the Government House. The rally was organized by the pro-government public organization “Belaya Rus”.

Earlier, on Sunday, opponents of the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko moved to the Independence Square to the Government House, where an unauthorized protest action is planned.

The presidential cortege had already arrived at the Government House, but the limousine itself did not have the presidential standard.

On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. According to the CEC, 80.1% of voters voted for the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, and 10.1% for the oppositionist Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters did not recognize the results of the vote.

After the announcement of preliminary results in Minsk and other cities, people who disagreed with the election results began to take to the streets. They were opposed by the security forces. In the clashes there are casualties on both sides, one civilian was killed.

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