At least three hundred protesters arrested in ongoing protests Belarus | NOW



The Belarusian police arrested more than 300 people on Sunday who took part in protest marches against President Aleksandr Lukashenko. The authorities reported this.

Last week there was an equal number of detainees. The opposition in Belarus still takes to the streets every week to express dissatisfaction with the Lukashenko regime.

The Wesna Human Rights Center initially listed the names of more than 230 detainees. The Sunday protests that have been going on since mid-August lead to mass arrests every week.

The presidential election on August 9 was won by Lukashenko, but according to the opposition fraud was involved.

On Sunday, more than 120 protest marches took place in the capital Minsk and numerous other places. The size of the protests ranged from a few dozen to hundreds of participants, local media said. Since August, more than 30,000 people have been arrested, according to the opposition.

Lukashenko has been in power for 26 years

President Lukashenko has been in power for 26 years in the former Soviet Republic of 9.5 million people. The European Union has objected to the conduct of the August elections and the crackdown on the opposition.

The EU has already imposed sanctions on some 50 government officials. They are no longer allowed to enter the EU and their assets with European banks are frozen.

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