Police Open Fire on Protesters After Long-time Dictator Alexander Lukashenko Wins Rigged Reelection in Belarus

Women take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Police in Belarus opened live fire on protestors Tuesday night. Already, police in Belarus have used excessive violence, clubbing protestors and using stun grenades.

Alexander Lukashenko, dictator of Belarus for the last 26 years, won reelection, garnering 80% of the vote. But common consensus says the vote was corrupt. The opposing candidate was credited with only 10% of the vote and was detained after contesting the results. She has fled to Lithuania.

The EU is considering sanctions after calling the election process “Neither free nor fair.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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