10 august 2020

Belarus ruler vows to quash opposition protests against election results


After officials report Alexander Lukashenko received 80% of the vote, he claims demonstrators are ‘sheep’ being directed by foreign groups; challenger says vote was a shamMINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko warned Monday that the opposition protesters who challenge the official vote results extending his 26-year rule will face a tough crackdown, deriding them as “sheep” manipulated by foreign masters.Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after [...]