Belarus: tens of thousands of protesters flood Minsk for second week

Belarus: tens of thousands of protesters flood Minsk for second week

Defiant protesters have flooded central Minsk again in a sign that even a threat to use the army was not enough to quell the uprising against authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko. Demonstrations have been held in the capital and other Belarusian towns since 9 August, when an election which protesters describe as rigged granted Lukashenko a sixth term in office. Demonstrators are demanding he quit after 26 years in power and new elections be held.
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