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World Aug 26In a shift, Belarus leader seeks to stem protests gradually
With the protests now in their third week, authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is shifting tactics. He is moving to squelch the demonstrations gradually with vague promises of reforms mixed with threats, court summonses and the selective jailing of leading activists.
World Aug 24Police in Belarus detain several opposition activists
The police actions signal authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko’s determination to stifle massive post-election demonstrations that have entered their third week.
World Aug 20Strike at Belarus’ state TV erodes government control
In a new challenge to Belarus' authoritarian ruler, hundreds of employees of state television have gone on strike amid a rising tide of protests calling for his resignation after a vote the opposition saw as rigged. The journalists' action this…
World Aug 19Belarus detentions resume as opposition pushes for new vote
Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday resumed detentions of protesters who keep taking to the streets to demand the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, as opposition leaders ratchet up pressure on the government by forming a coordination council to push…
World Aug 18Belarus president remains defiant as strikes widen
More workers in Belarus have joined a widening strike to push for the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko after an Aug. 9 election that the opposition says was rigged.
World Aug 17Embattled Belarus leader jeered by workers as strikes grow
Workers heckled President Alexander Lukashenko as he visited a factory and strikes grew across Belarus, raising the pressure on the authoritarian leader to step down after 26 years in power.
World Aug 14Thousands flood Belarus capital as election protests grow
Tens of thousands of people have flooded the heart of the Belarus capital of Minsk in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election. Earlier, authorities freed at least…
World Aug 13Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest
Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
World Aug 12Belarusian women rally in solidarity with injured protesters
Police detained over 1,000 people in Belarus during the latest protests against the results of the country's presidential election, officials said Wednesday.
World Aug 11Belarusian challenger leaves the country amid protests
The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential vote, who refused to concede her defeat amid a massive police crackdown on protesters, said Tuesday she has left the country and is now in Lithuania.