The head of Sovetsky Detention Facility came towards the women, who swarmed him with questions about recent detainees until he was overwhelmed and no longer able to answer. However, people still managed to get together and march along Victors Avenue toward the Independence Palace. The Belarusian Association of Journalists stated that the real cause was not technical troubles, but an attempt to block information about the protests and violations of human rights. [699], One of the few communication systems that managed to avoid censorship is the independent Belarusian-owned NEXTA [ru] Telegram channel based in Warsaw. Что происходит сегодня в стране и не только", "Тихановская в розыске, изменения в УК, сын мэра на "сутках" и СМС от милиции. 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According to organizers, more than 0.5 million are protesting today across the country", "Kaatuuko Valko-Venäjän diktaattori Lukašenka pian? On 14 August, she announced the creation of the Coordination Council, with membership applications open to all Belarusians who also agreed that the official election had been falsified. Онлайн", "22-і дзень пратэстаў. There were marches and rallies in other cities, including Hrodna. [124][125] Former members of the Belarusian military, police, and special forces expressed their solidarity with the opposition by publishing videos publicly throwing their uniforms in the garbage, condemning violent acts by the security forces, calling on the authorities to stop opposing the will of the people. On 23 September, Belarusian state media announced that Lukashenko had been inaugurated for another five-year term in a brief ceremony which was held privately. Such installations were made in protest against presumable falsifications by the teachers[771], Protest poster: "Fair elections. [285] An employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was fired after he had attended an anti-Lukashenko rally the previous week with another Ministry employee. Что происходит в Беларуси 14 октября", "Шахтёр Александр Курбан приковал себя в шахте", "Шахтера "Беларуськалия", приковавшего себя цепями в забое, подняли на поверхность и привезли в больницу", "Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on wanted list in Belarus, Russia", "Over 50,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader", "Police in Belarus detained 280 people at protests on Sunday: ministry", "Belarus: Thousands turn out for protests despite police threat to open fire", "Партизанский, Ванеева, Серебрянка. [466], The "Heroes March" also took place in the cities of Brest, Bobruisk, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno, Zhodino, Kobrin, Lida, Mogilev, Novopolotsk, Pinsk, Polotsk and others. 5000 protesters then rallied with vinegar in Minsk on 5–7 June to demand the resignation of the government and president Alexander Lukashenko. At 14:35, mobile internet of the A1 operator was disconnected. The police cordoned off the center of Minsk, where clashes took place the day before. БАЖ требует от властей прекратить блокировку сайтов СМИ и давление на прессу", Свежую «толстушку» «Комсомольская правда» вынужденно печатала в России, "Белорусская "Комсомолка" и "Народная воля" начали печататься в России. [551] Maxim Khoroshin, a co-owner of a flower store in Minsk who gifted flowers to women during the past women's marches, was detained and severely beaten by security forces for alleged water cannon disassembly and arson of dacha of Dmitry Balaba, head of the Minsk OMON. Another message addressed Lukashenko directly: "Alexander Grigorievich, we are addressing you personally: It will be very painful, first the tax system will go down, then the electricity in the country will end, then the banking system will go down ... Do you need it? About sharing. [231][232] Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya held a press conference for the international media in which she said she hoped to return Belarus when it is safe for her to do so. [164] In the early morning of 17 August, several military trucks carrying unmarked soldiers were spotted heading towards Minsk on the M1 "Belarus" highway in Russia. As protests drew more and more crowds, police started to use tactics which were harsh. "No one will remain anonymous even under a balaclava," it said. 18.01.21 17:36 Belarus' industrial output down by 0.7% in 2020 Economy 18.01.21 17:30 Belarusian tax minister talks about tax burden, budget revenues, vehicle tax Economy [157] Directly before the speech, Lukashenko called Russian President Putin for the second time in two days. [123], On 12 August, people in Minsk and later in other cities started to line up on streets to protest against the government's brutal suppression. It was reported that AMAP/OMON squads seized some ambulances or used visually similar vans to deceive the protesters into allowing them through the barricades. [300], On 26 August, residents began recall proceedings against at least 20 members of the House of Representatives. Protesters are rallying in Belarus despite ongoing clashes with riot police who have deployed teargas and flash grenades, as they express discontent with incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko's projected re-election. Six persons were reportedly taken to hospitals after being beaten by riot police and other law enforcement officers. Belarus has witnessed large-scale demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko's re-election to a sixth term in the August 9 voting, which the opposition argues was rigged. They used it to suppress the protests as people were chased in the suburbs all night. He managed to send an SOS SMS message to his wife, saying he was arrested. [348], On 31 August, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was invited to address the United Nations Security Council. [69][70] In his reference, Tikhanovsky compared Lukashenko to the cockroach in the story. Unregistered candidate Valeriy Tsepkalo's wife Veronika Tsepkalo announced that she and Maria Kalesnikava, head of Babaryka's presidential campaign staff, would join Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's campaign and provide support. ", "Lukashenko calls Putin as demonstrators gather once again in Belarus", "About 400 people form chain near Belarusian embassy in Moscow", "Still happening For six consecutive Saturday, thousands march in Khabarovsk in support of ousted governor", "Hundreds of Thousands March in Belarus | Voice of America – English", Massive Belarus opposition rally calls for Lukashenko's ouster, "Lukashenka Rules Out Repeat Vote As Massive Crowd Turns Out For Opposition", "NATO denies Belarus claim of military buildup, but watching situation", "Workers boo Belarus president as protests spread", "Russia says military help available for Belarus; huge protest held in Minsk", "Белорусские СМИ сообщили о задержаниях в Минске после митинга", "В инстаграме от имени бывшего белорусского премьера поддержали протестующих", "Belarus: Rival rallies as Lukashenko claims NATO deployed to border", "Russia May Have Just Gotten The Green Light To Intervene In Belarus", "CIT сообщила о грузовиках Росгвардии без опознавательных знаков, следовавших в сторону границы с Беларусью", "Лукашенко приехал на бастующий минский завод. [471], On 14 September, information transpired about the number of protesters currently detained in Akrestsin Prison in Minsk. In the latter footage, Lukashenko was heard saying "Leave me alone," and "There is no one left there, right?". Footage and photos of the Monday rally posted on social media showed security forces surrounding groups of retirees, preventing the march from continuing. [38][failed verification]. [236] A pro-government rally was held in Gomel where tractors could be seen waving the state flag. В том числе и СМИ – Технологии Onliner", "Среди заблокированных — мегапопулярный спортивный сайт", "БелаПАН. [514], On 3 October, a traditional women's rally took place in Minsk, called the "Bright Saturday" (which is also a wordplay on Tsikhanouskaya's given name, since "Sviatlana" is derived from "sviatly" (Belarusian: святлы), meaning "bright"). [591][592][593], The Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (not to be confused with the Belarusian Orthodox Church) announced an anathema against Lukashenko, publicly declaring him an "executioner of the Belarusian people". Каталіцкі біскуп заявіў пратэст сілавікам", "Біскуп Юрый Касабуцкі заяўляе пратэст на дзеянні сілавых структур на тэрыторыі Чырвонага касцёла", "Путин: Россия по просьбе Лукашенко создала резерв правоохранителей для помощи Беларуси", "Беларусь не сочла необходимым визит глав правительств и МИД стран Балтии-премьер Эстонии", "Several journalists apprehended in Minsk, including TASS press photographer Bobylev", "Belarus detains around 20 journalists preparing to cover protest: Reuters witness", "На менскай плошчы Свабоды масава затрымалі журналістаў. He planned to visit the economic forum in Warsaw, then to fly to Vilnius to speak with the Internal Ministry of Lithuania about what to do next. during the march. [324][325] Female demonstrators were allowed to leave the square. [353][354] At about 15:30, the main rally had reached the Great Patriotic War Museum which was guarded by security forces. [28] In a rambling speech to supporters, Lukashenko said he would not step down; claimed that NATO was amassing "military power on the western borders"; and warned supporters not to mess with Lukashenko or they will be beggars and struggle to live. [441] As of 9 September Maria Kolesnikova remains in police custody on Volodarsky St, awaiting trial. But hundreds more will replace those who have been torn from our ranks. [667][668], On 19 August, 43-year-old Hienadz Shutau died in the Minsk military hospital after he had received a gunshot to his head during the 11 August protests in Brest; reportedly, the shot was fired by the police. События среды онлайн", "В Минске заметили машину, похожую на станцию подавления дронов. [431][432][433] The news was met with another protest by the end of day in Minsk. [718][719], Starting 5 October, only state-approved and sponsored media are allowed to act as journalists in Belarus. Running internal troopers in Minsk. [147][148] The editor-in-chief of the anti-government website Charter 97 claimed that Russian troops were concentrated along the Belarus-Russia border in preparation for a potential invasion, possibly within the next 48 hours. [273][274][275][276] Three other presidium members, Svetlana Alexievich, Lilia Vlasova and Pavel Latushko, were also summoned for questioning. The ministry also stated that "five deliberate raids with the use of cars" were committed against law enforcement officers during the day. [209] Lukashenko has ordered the police to quell all protests in Minsk and has tightened border controls, checks have been introduced on people entering the TV station, and all state workers have been told they will lose their jobs if they protest, with workers reportedly being brought in from Russia to replace striking workers. Huge demonstrations have flooded the capital, Minsk, for 12 straight weeks since a disputed election. [357][358][359] At 16:30, there were reports of "tanks" moving through the streets of Minsk (which later turned out to be several BTR-80 military vehicles). Activists built barricades and began to burn tires near the shopping centre "Riga". Онлайн", "В Бресте милиция стреляла в протестующих из табельного оружия на поражение. [568] The government and state media accused them of terrorism. Protests were also held in other towns and cities across Belarus, including Barysau, Homel, Hrodna, Salihorsk, Smilovichi, Navapolatsk and Brest. [491][55] Several countries' Foreign Ministers have declared that they do not consider this inauguration legitimate, including Lithuania,[492] Poland,[493] Germany,[494] Estonia,[495] the United Kingdom[496] and others. Belarus does not give up. [598] While in custody Mikalai was threatened with rape and murder. The protesters demanded the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. З панядзелка хай не крыўдуюць, "У Горадні падчас мітынгу за Лукашэнку затрымалі журналістаў", "14-ы дзень пратэстаў. Around Renaissance Hotel, protesters were met with another police barrier, this time followed by military personnel in carriers who issued a warning to open fire. [252], Later in the afternoon, the rally moved onward toward State Flag Square and the Independence Palace where protesters faced off against security forces who had set up a road block. ; the counter-protesters were reportedly transported in together by buses prison in Minsk and subway. 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