Belarus police arrest nearly 150 demonstrators as anti-government protests continue – National

Police in Belarus arrested at least 146 people who took to the streets on Sunday chanting “I’m going out,” the last known written words of an anti-government protester who died last week, a prominent human rights group said. A witness in the capital Minsk said police arrested several dozen people and used tear gas, rubber bullets […]

Police fire warning shots, use stun grenades as thousands protest Lukashenko in Belarus – National

Thousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital to demand the resignation of the country’s longtime president for the 12th straight Sunday and encountered police firing warning shots in the air and using stun grenades to break up the crowds. As many as 20,000 people took part in the rally, the […]

Thousands protest in Belarus, call for president’s resignation as deadline looms – National

Tens of thousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital Sunday, pressing for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader in what human rights activists described as the largest anti-government rally since late August. Over 200,000 people took part in the demonstration in Minsk, the Viasna human rights centre said. They […]

Hundreds of protesters in Belarus continue to push for president’s resignation – National

Several hundred women marched across the capital of Belarus in heavy rain Saturday to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president, continuing more than 2 1/2 months of protests against his challenged reelection to a sixth term. The demonstrations were triggered by official results giving President Alexander Lukashenko 80 per cent of the […]

Thousands of retirees march in Belarus demanding Lukashenko’s resignation – National

About 3,000 retirees rallied in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for a third straight Monday to demand the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko as mass protests of a disputed election continue to roil the country. They marched through the streets of Minsk carrying flowers and chanting for Lukashenko to “Go away!” after the […]

Scores of protesters detained as Belarus police disperse demonstration – National

Police in Belarus on Saturday detained scores of demonstrators pushing for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader after an August election widely seen as manipulated. Hundreds of students marched across the capital, chanting “Go away” to demand that President Alexander Lukashenko step down. They were blocked by police, who rounded up some and […]

Canada’s foreign affairs minister meets with exiled Belarus opposition leader – National

Canada’s foreign minister met Friday with top Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is currently in exile in Lithuania. Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, who has called the result of the Aug. 9 presidential elections in Belarus “fraudulent,” met Tsikhanouskaya on the last leg of his tour around Europe. “Canada will always be on your […]

Canada sanctions 31 more Belarusian officials over disputed election violence – National

Canada said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions on an additional 31 officials in Belarus, increasing international pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko to find a negotiated solution to mass protests calling for him to cede power. Canada and the United Kingdom together imposed a first round of sanctions last month. READ MORE: Over 700 […]

Over 700 Belarus protesters detained in harshest crackdown in weeks – National

Authorities in Belarus said Monday they detained 713 people during mass protests the day before against the reelection of the country’s authoritarian leader in a disputed election — the harshest crackdown in weeks on demonstrators. The Interior Ministry reported that out of those detained Sunday, 570 of them were still in custody awaiting a […]

Belarusian police detain dozens following protester crackdown – National

Security forces in Belarus detained dozens of protesters on Sunday and used force, including water cannon and batons, to break up crowds demanding a new presidential election, TV footage showed. Footage published by local news outlets showed police officers wearing black balaclavas dragging protesters into unmarked black vans and beating protesters with their batons […]