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Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest against election result, police violence – ABC News

For a fifth day, demonstrators take to the streets to protest against election results that extended the 26-year authoritarian rule of Alexander Lukashenko.



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Workers from state-run industrial plants have joined tens of thousands of people on a fifth day of protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, despite a violent crackdown that has prompted western nations to consider new sanctions.
Key points:

  • Alexander Lukashenko’s main opponent only won 10 per cent of the vote
  • Known as the “last dictator of Europe”, Mr Lukashenko has drawn criticism from the West over crackdowns
  • Russia has alleged there is evidence of …

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