10 august 2020

Belarus gov't troops reportedly firing rubber bullets at Minsk protesters (Video)


Protests in Belarus: background On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. The CEC released official polls : 80.23% voted for the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, 9.9% - for Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, 1.68% for Anna Kanopatskaya, 1.13% for Sergei Cherechnya, and 1.04% for Andrey Dmitriev, while 6.02% voted against all candidates. On the evening of August 9, thousands of Belarusians took to the streets in a spontaneous act of protest. Clashes erupted with security officials. In Minsk, [...]