16th Sunday in a row of protests in Belarus, more than 300 arrests - The Canadian
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16th Sunday in a row of protests in Belarus, more than 300 arrests


For the 16th Sunday in a row, thousands of Belarusians took to the streets of their capital, Minsk, to demand the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, re-elected on August 9.

According to the human rights association Viasna, several hundred people were arrested and many of them were brutalized by the police during the demonstration.

Still deaf to the anger of his people, President Lukashenko, supported by Moscow, refuses to resign. In recent week, the power has largely tightened the screw, increasing the arrests, sometimes violent.

The Europeans have already sanctioned Alexander Lukashenko, his son Viktor, several dozen members of their entourage and senior Belarusian officials. They brandished the threat of new sanctions after the death of an opponent last week, who died after his arrest.

Since the start of the protest, nearly 19,000 people have been arrested, at least four have died and dozens of others have denounced torture and violence during their detention.


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