Minor scuffles were reported, with witnesses saying security forces pushed several of the elderly onto the asphalt. At least 340 people were detained in several Minsk districts and other cities across the country, including Brest and Hrodna. The officials had been escorted to the building by riot police who took control of the building. Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn. [317][318] Many of the people who were dispersed from the demonstration on Independence Square continued to march through the city, singing religious songs and chanting anti-government slogans. Its Citizens Hot-Wired It", "There's more to Belarus's 'Telegram Revolution' than a cellphone app", "В гомельской больнице умер задержанный на акции протеста. At about 15:00 the participants formed a column and walked along Independence Ave toward Yakub Kolas Square, chanting "Freedom for our children", "One for all and all for one" and others. [316] The entrance to the church was blocked by security forces to prevent people from entering or leaving the church. It was also reported that a policewoman abused an arrested woman there. ", and waving the white-red-white flags. [120][656][657][658], Also on or about 12 August, 28-year-old Nikita Krivtsov disappeared. ... Tikhanovskaya, who says she won the election, was forced to leave Belarus for neighboring Lithuania early last week. At least 155 people were arrested for supporting the strike action in Minsk, Barysaw, Brest, Hrodno, Mogilev and Novopolotsk. Ему было 43 года", "Third Belarus protester's death reported", "Збіты на Акрэсціна Дзяніс К. сёння памёр", "Памёр Раман Бандарэнка, якога хуткая забрала непрытомным з Цэнтральнага РУУС", "Відавочцу сьмерці Генадзя Шутава абвінавацілі ў замаху на забойства", "Belarus: Widespread torture of protesters suggests crimes against humanity / August 14, 2020 / Statements / OMCT", "HRF Sends Letters to Belarusian Security Officers Accused of Crimes Against Humanity", "В МВД Беларуси отрицают издевательства над задержанными в камерах", "Лукашенко про ЦИП на Окрестина: получили те, кто бросался на ментов - Люди Onliner", "UN investigator says Belarus must stop repressing its people", "Belarus targets women human rights defenders after disputed August elections", "Belarus should hold new elections after massive and systemic' human rights violations, report finds", "Dozens arrested as thousands of demonstrators join Belarus protests", "Over 200 protesters detained in Minsk on Sunday - police", "Belarus: Leader Threatens to Expel Media Over Election News", В Минске пропали фотокорреспондент МИА «Россия сегодня» и главред «Нашай Нівы». It was reported that they were sentenced to 10 and 25 days in jail. [219][220] Council members Sergei Dylevsky and Maxim Znak were summoned for police questioning. Many of the protesters carried the red-and-white flag or banners. [94][95], In the evening of the election day immediately after the close of polling stations, the Belarusian government-sponsored TV aired exit poll results showing a supposed landslide in which Lukashenko got 80.23% of the votes, while Tikhanovskaya received only 9.9%. [487][488] The Belarusian Interior Ministry said that 442 people were detained for violating the law on mass events in Belarus, including 266 of them in Minsk. A woman stands in a street as police gather to block protesters during a mass protest following presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. His colleagues rose to the surface and began a rally in his support, holding a poster saying "We will not allow the regime to revive fascism". [429] The following day, it was reported by Belarusian officials that Maria Kolesnikova was detained at the border with Ukraine while trying to cross the border with two of her associates, Anton Rodnenkov and Ivan Kravtsov. [134][135][136][137][138][139][140][141], On 14 August, peaceful protests continued nationwide. [557], On 18 October, the "March of Partisans" (named after the Belarusian partisan movement of World War II), involving more than 50,000 protesters,[558] took place in Minsk and other regional centres, with the participants chanting "Strike! [575], On 8 November, several thousand people marched in Minsk. Later it became known that the journalist was being held on an administrative case in Akrestsin prison. During demonstrations demanding the release of prisoners and the resignation of the government on 2–3 June, police arrested and used pepper-spray on demonstrators to disperse them. ", "Russia Slams 'Foreign Meddling' in Belarus, Rules Out Immediate Military Aid", "Kremlin Says It Sees No Need to Help Belarus Militarily for Now", "EU no longer recognises Lukashenko as president of Belarus", "Belarus accuses UN Human Rights Council of interfering in internal affairs", "Глава PandaDoc предложил финансовую помощь белорусским силовикам, которые не могут уйти со службы только из-за денег — Офлайн на vc.ru", "Компания ISsoft выделит $500 тысяч на помощь пострадавшим в акциях – Технологии Onliner", "Belarus' trade unions call to investigate all cases of violence", "Split Identity and a Tug-of-War for Belarus's Memory", "Pesnyary - Пагоня (Pagonya) lyrics + English translation", "Особенности "беларускага адраджэння" в 1918–1920–х годах — Военный информационный портал Министерства обороны Республики Беларусь", "Shocked by violence, Belarusians lose their fear", "People are seeking change in Belarus. Near the Gomel Sukhoi State Technical University, a computer science teacher Vadim Belsky was detained and transported to the Sovetskiy district department of internal affairs. The alleged purpose of the poisoning, according to the ONT report, is to distract President Putin from the events in Belarus and turn his attention to internal problems in Russia. [226] A small group of Lukashenko supporters were seen in Hrodna handing out state flags and other pro-government material to passersby. Каким был протестный вечер 18 августа", "В Могилеве автомобиль намеренно сбил участника митинга", "Премьер Белоруссии: все предприятия реального сектора экономики работают в штатном режиме", "ОМОН в среду утром разогнал людей у проходной МТЗ. На ней слышны крики и удары", Wavering soldiers and striking workers pile pressure on Lukashenko as Belarus protest take revolutionary turn, Wavering soldiers and striking workers pile pressure on Lukashenko as Belarus protests take revolutionary turn: Embattled autocrat warns Belarusians to stay off the streets, "Видео убийства спецназовцами Александра Тарайковского (обновлено)", "Bloomberg узнал о планах окружения Лукашенко в случае его свержения", "Natallia Radzina To Russian Journalists: Will Russian Troops Invade Belarus? [695], One of the few communication systems that managed to avoid censorship is the independent Belarusian-owned NEXTA [ru] Telegram channel based in Warsaw. He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Minsk BHMP (Ambulance Hospital) on 12 November 2020 at 00:05, where he was diagnosed with a severe closed traumatic brain injury, the acute subdural hematomas of the head, cerebral hemorrhage, and multiple soft tissue injuries. [384] Over a thousand railroad workers wrote a direct address to their corporation, asking for another elections to be held and Lukashenko ousted from his presidential position. At the same time, Putin expressed concern about the number of people demanding Lukashenko's immediate resignation. Онлайн", "22-і дзень пратэстаў. [524], On 7 October, a traditional women's protest action took place, this time under the name "We are walking!". ", "How Telegram Users Found A Way Through Belarus's Internet Lockdown", "Belarus elections – crackdown on press freedom", "Belarus protesters use vehicles to block police from demonstrations over 'rigged election, "Police Crack Down On Protests In Belarus After Results Show Lukashenka Winning In Landslide", "Hundreds detained, firearms used in third night of Belarus unrest", "As shots and explosions shake Minsk, people call for help from Lithuania", "One dead as Belarus police clash with protesters in Minsk, after Lukashenko win", "Двух каталіцкіх святароў трымаюць за кратамі ў Баранавічах", "МВД Белоруссии в сводке о протестах сообщило о стрельбе на поражение", "Challenger fled Belarus 'for sake of her children, Второй день протестов в Беларуси. [181][182][183], It was reported that 76 people disappeared during the protests in Belarus as of 17 August, because they are not on the lists of arrested and convicted. [8] Other symbols used by opposition supporters include the former coat of arms of Belarus, known as the Pahonia (the historical coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania),[750] and the song Vajacki marš,[751] which was the national anthem of the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic, as well as the song Pahonia (lyrics based on the eponymous poem by Maksim Bahdanovich, music by Mikola Kulikovich). [737] As Georgy Saralidze, advisor to the director of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company on program policy, noted in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza that western countries had been striving to isolate Belarus away from Russia for several years. A wave of near-daily protests broke out in August after a presidential election which officials said gave Lukashenko a sixth term in office but that opponents say was manipulated. Mikalai face can be seen badly beaten while making the confession he can be seen with a black eye. Rallies and demonstrations continued strongly throughout the rain and strongly throughout May–June. Minsk, 15 November, 2020-2021 protests against the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, It has been suggested that this section be. The condition of the body suggested that Krivtsov had been dead for about a week. Many of them were pensioners. In some areas, separate rallies merged to form columns of several hundred people. The original story, published in 1923,[67] concerns a dictatorial yet fragile insect and his brief, chaotic reign of terror over all the other animals. Separately, NEXTA released seven entries contained personal information, including addresses and phone numbers, belonging to members of the special anti-terror unit of the interior ministry. The president warned that "this is not only our border, this is the border of the Union State, this is the CSTO border, and the answer will be appropriate." The Ministry of Internal Affairs said 40 people were detained in Minsk. an unknown major hit a woman in the face after she approached him too closely. [354][355] The rally continued to move towards State Flag Square and the Independence Palace where security forces had set up a roadblock. [295][296] A pro-Lukashenko demonstration, dubbed "Belarus is Lukashenko", was also held in Minsk. They took part in a massive march carrying banners claiming that 16,000 workers were supporting this protest. [256][257] There were also reports that a presidential helicopter was seen heading towards the palace[258] and that it had landed in the grounds at 19:05. [552][553], On 14 October, Mother's Day in Belarus, hundreds of women gathered at Independence Square near the Red Church in Minsk for the "March of mothers" rally. [425][426] According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 633 people were detained that day, with 363 detainees placed under custody awaiting trials for administrative offenses. 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? "[573] 1 November marked the "13th Sunday" of the 2020 Belarusian protests. [712] Independent news web sites naviny.by and nn.by (Nasha Niva were blocked in Belarus. [693] He was liberated soon, but on 21 August he was arrested again and was given 5 days in jail. Since the results, an "awakening of Belarus" has taken place on the streets of Minsk, the capital city, with unprecedented mass protests entering their 11th day on Wednesday. [440] As of 9 September Maria Kolesnikova remains in police custody on Volodarsky St, awaiting trial. Students formed chains of solidarity and organized local marches. [548] In a statement, Belarusian deputy interior minister Gennady Kazakevich named anarchists among the organizers of the mass protests and authorized the use of lethal force against protestors. PHOTOS: Belarus' Massive And Unprecedented Protests : The Picture Show Nearly two weeks after an election kept President Alexander Lukashenko in … Before him, people were self-organizing the funds with the same concept to support victims of oppression in Belarus, paying for received fines they received during the protests. [580], On 15 November, tens of thousands of Belarusians gathered across Belarus protested against the death in police custody of a military veteran and children’s art teacher arrested for his opposition to Lukashenko. "Seniors protesting in Minsk: 'Grandmas and grandpas, let's march to the victory! [718], On 12 November, anarchist activist and journalist Mikola Dziadok was arrested in a safe house in Asipovichy District. [201] 300 employees at the Minsk Tractor Works reportedly lost their jobs for demonstrating. [529] The Belarusian Fund for Cultural Solidarity was established with the purpose of providing legal, financial and psychological assistance to representatives of the Belarusian cultural community who actively express their civic position. A friend follows a friend"). According to the ONT report, the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was closely connected with the ongoing events in Belarus. [402] The state TV channel ONT published a news item stating the Belarusian Electronic Warfare Directorate purportedly intercepted a conversation between Warsaw and Berlin. [345][346][347] Lukashenko's opponents had planned a series of events and rallies culminating in a "March for Peace and Independence" which was to proceed down Independence Avenue to Independence Square and then onward to the Independence Palace. [250] The rally later passed the museum where Maria Kolesnikova urged participants to not antagonize security personnel. 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. [114] The Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed that it used live ammunition against protesters in Brest. [472] Prior to Putin's and Lukashenko's meeting in Sochi, Bloomberg L.P. released an editorial based on five Kremlin sources according to whom the Russian president does not believe Belarusian protests to have any effect on the current government. [263][264][265] In a third video, he is seen surveying protesters from a helicopter and is heard saying "How the rats ran away" in an apparent reference to the protesters. Фото и видео", "В Минске мотоциклисты ГАИ въехали в "колючку", а та порвалась и окутала женщину. "[748], The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on 14 August an €11 million fund to help protesters get visas and settle in Poland. According to relatives, the head of OSVOD rescue station, Denis Cheshun, was driven from to Okrestina. Residents of Malinovka, Moskovsky and other districts decided to amass at metro station "Grushevka" in an attempt to lure police in while the initial column moved towards the centre. [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. [352][353] At about 15:30, the main rally had reached the Great Patriotic War Museum which was guarded by security forces. Their assets in EU member states were frozen and they are banned from entering EU territory. Following the disputed elections and the violent crackdown by security forces against the protesters, the European Union imposed travel bans and froze the … BelAZ workers in Zhodzina were intimidated by the company management, and their protest rally was postponed. [70], Tikhanovsky traveled across Belarus and streamed interviews with random people on his YouTube channel Country for life (Russian: Страна для жизни, romanized: Strana dlya zhizni). Activists built barricades and began to burn tires near the shopping centre "Riga". At least 10 people were detained. [304][305] At around 20:30, security forces began to disperse the crowd, encircling demonstrators and detaining several people. and "Until victory, until the end!" Nasha Niva editor-in-chief (also wearing a jacket) disappeared during the night. A demonstration of hundreds chanting "resign" and "let them out" in the evening outside the Interior Ministry in Minsk was allowed to continue peacefully with no police interference. [725] Lithuania offered medical assistance to injured protesters. [622][623], On 20 December, marches and rallies were reported in several districts of Minsk, with many carrying the red-and-white flag or banners. Фота", "EU calls on Moscow to refrain from Belarus intervention", "У Менску затрыманьні, АМАП заблякаваў людзей у Чырвоным касьцёле. The rally lasted for two hours. A ZS-82 sound broadcasting station with a powerful loudspeaker was installed on a BRDM-2 reconnaissance patrol car, through which Soviet songs were played. Что происходит в стране 30 августа. [102], Some people were reported to be arrested while waiting for election results near their polling stations. [457], On 13 September, the "Heroes March" rally took place in Minsk. At least 13 detained protesters were taken to hospitals after they were beaten by riot police and other security forces involved in dispersing the protests. [91], On 11 August, it was reported that police officers and other government agents forcibly took away memory cards from many journalists' devices. [294] In the early evening, a rally was held in Independence Square in Minsk, which was addressed by some of the members of the Supreme Council session that declared Belarus an independent state in 1991. On 9 August, the day of the election, there was a peaceful protest in Maladzyechna against the official election result. [418], Throughout the city riot policemen attempted to disperse the columns of protesters from within residential districts in order to prevent protesters from reaching the centre. [251], 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. and "Tribunal!" [462][463] 10 metro stations were closed on Sunday from 14:30 until 19:00. Students and professors of leading Belarusian universities carried out solidarity actions in response. In an effort to avoid arrest by Lukashenka's security forces, protesters have resorted to so-called "flash-mob" tactics, gathering at locations announced on social media at the last minute. Security forces arrested around 3,000 people overnight. Что это значит? "In the near future, the video surveillance system will also be expanded and strengthened throughout the MSLU" the administration said. [563], On 25 October, about 100,000 people joined the "People's Ultimatum march" in Minsk. [671], The authorities and the main persons of the Ministry of Internal Affairs never admitted that people died at the hands of police representatives. People argue with police during a rally after the Belarusian presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, late Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. About 20,000 people were detained in August and September, while hundreds have been reportedly beaten, intimidated, tortured or ill-treated in custody, according to the sources described by Anais Marin. At least 106 people were detained. The report also stated to hold new Presidential elections and initiated an investigation into allegations of torture. [195] Demonstrations supporting Lukashenko took place in Mogilev, Gomel, and Khotsimsk. People started building barricades to block the traffic on the streets. [708] New editions of Komsomolskaya Pravda and Narodnaja Volya were printed in Russia, but the state network of newsstands "Belsoyuzpechat'" denied to take them for sale. The First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Chief of Criminal Police, Gennady Kazakevich, denied all such facts and stated that every complaint about violence of law enforcement officers, including torture, were being looked into by the Investigation Committee. [384] The remaining three members of the Coordination Council were brought up for questioning. De facto banned by the authorities, the flag has been frequently confiscated by the police at demonstrations[6] and became a symbol for everyone who actively opposes Lukashenko. At least 150 people were detained. As a member of the election commission, he refused to sign the protocols, called his wife at about 5 pm and said: "I will not work here anymore, I am going home." Girls shouted opposition slogans at the train conductors who greeted them with honks. [380] In Mogilev and Kalinkavichy, some of the local protest leaders were detained by riot police. All six correspondents were found guilty and sentenced to three days of imprisonment. In Vitebsk, Dmitry Kazakevich, a journalist working for BelSat, was detained while filming. In response to the demonstrations, a number of relatively small pro-government rallies were held. The authorities cut off mobile internet across central Minsk, closed metro stations and placed military cordons armed with firearms at key sites. [567], On 31 October, hundreds of women marched in central Minsk, chanting "Freedom" and "Fair Elections" as they carried red-and-white flags and banners. This was the first time in 29 days of protests when damage was done to a public property. Милиция в МГЛУ, МВД о протестах, встреча Путина с Лукашенко и обращение нового лидера Координационного совета", "Что происходит в Беларуси в 37-й день революции? [643][644] NAM is led by Pavel Latushko and states that it will lose its powers when a new president is inaugurated. Several hundred people, including many retirees and medics, gathered in Yakub Kolas Square. Фото и видео", "20th day of protests: Belarusian women marching, singing Mighty God (photos)", "21-ы дзень пратэстаў. In a video from the courtyard where Bondarenko was detained, hundreds of people stood in a minute of silence on Friday and then chanted: "We will not forget, we will not forgive." "[501][502], On 25 September, a children's show on the state-owned Belarus 3 TV network allegedly took a swipe at Lukashenko by telling the tale of a teddy bear assuming the throne, not wanting to let go of power and constantly asking for pie, and eventually losing power to a fox. Olga Kovalkova appeared in court via video link on charges of illegally organising a strike[289] and Pavel Latushko presented himself to the KGB for questioning. "Жесткий разговор. [549][550], On 13 October, on behalf of the Coordination Council, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya declared a 25 October ultimatum threatening Lukashenko with a nationwide strike and civil disobedience actions if he doesn't step down, release all political prisoners and stop the violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrations by the deadline of 25 October 2020. [241] Opposition rallies were also held in Grodno and Brest. Mobile Internet services were not available in Minsk and the central metro stations were closed. [203] Natalya Volvacheva, the headmaster of Polotsk school No. Комментарий оператора – Технологии Onliner", "Власти: на митинге сторонников Лукашенко было в 5 раз больше людей, чем на акциях протеста в разных городах", "Belarus holds opposition figures after mass rally", "Belarus detains two members of opposition council", "Belarus Detains Two Members of Opposition Council", "Сьвятлану Алексіевіч выклікалі ў Сьледчы камітэт у справе аб закліках да "захопу ўлады, "16-ы дзень пратэстаў, затрыманьні лідэраў страйкамаў. [572] Security forces also used flash grenades, tear gas and batons to disperse the crowds. Some of the protesters tried to hide inside their own apartments, which were then raided by police. Three women human rights defenders were detained & persecuted by the authorities for their work as rights activists in September and early October. Belarus has been rocked by rolling protests since a presidential election last summer which the opposition says was rigged in favour of the official winner and incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. Рассказываем, что это", "Командир пожарной части отказался снимать бчб-флаг. BelSat journalists Yekaterina Andreeva and Maksim Kalitovsky, who initially covered this story, were detained later in the evening while police confiscated their equipment. some of them were holding the white-red-white flags and chanted "[Lukashenka,] go away! He claims he was beaten by the police who attempted to get information to anarchist activities, after refusing the Police sprayed Mikalai. He denies the vote-rigging allegations. The independent BelaPAN news agency reported that protesters staged at least 30 marches and rallies on January 17, including in Minsk, Brest, Hrodna, and Homel. According to his wife, Sergei stopped communicating after 13:00, saying that police officers were going to talk to him. [720] He was beaten during the arrest. 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. President Alexander Lukashenko's main electoral challenger criticised the Belarusian authorities on Friday over an audio recording in which she said a top security official discussed putting people into camps to discourage unrest. [103] In Baranavichy, two Roman Catholic priests were arrested among others: they were waiting for the results near the polling station. [209] Two pro-Lukashenko rallies were held in Barysaw and Babruysk, both of which also featured police helicopters with the state flag. Директора забрали", "В Минске засыпали солью место гибели протестующего. [452][453] According to U.S. First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan, America does not recognize Lukashenko's legitimacy as president since it conflicts with the Helsinki Final Act and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ', 'Grandmas and grandpas, let’s march to the victory! [677], In a 20 August statement by the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo underlined that the USA supported international efforts to look independently into Belarus’ electoral irregularities, the human rights abuses that surrounded the election, and the crackdown that had followed. Several underground metro stations were closed and there was decreased mobile internet coverage. Lukashenko called out striking workers from the state-owned Grodnozhilbud construction company, saying "We will do even without Grodnozhilbud, we have enough builders in the country", and also called out priests participating in the protests, quoting that "People should come to the temples to pray. [62] Several opposition candidates were registered for the 2020 Belarusian presidential election, but many of them were arrested. [83] This was the first time since 2001 that the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) did not monitor elections in Belarus. 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