15th day  of anti-Lukashenko protests witnessed by  100 000 people in Minsk rally

15th day of anti-Lukashenko protests witnessed by 100 000 people in Minsk rally

In Minsk, more than 100 000 people have been estimated to have taken part in a mass rally against long-time President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed victory in presidential elections, while the Defence Ministry has issued a hard-handed warning. The rally in Minsk took place on Sunday, August 23, when people gathered on Independence Square, waving white and red Belarusian flags and unfurling long banners with white and red stripes. Large protests were also held in other Belarusian cities including Brest and Hrodno, as well as outside the country in Lithuania, where a 30-kilometer human chain was formed from Vilnius to the border with Belarus. By Sunday evening, people began dispersing without clashes with riot police, in the latest instance of protesters trying to end their mobilization peacefully. The Belarusian Ministry of Interior stated that no one was detained.

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