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Day 56 – Continuous high turnout for the opposition marches

Day 56 – Continuous high turnout for the opposition marches

On Sunday, October 4, more than 240 people in total were detained during the protests, according to the information collected by the Viasna Human Rights Centre. The majority of them were arrested in Minsk, but also in Brest, Grodno, Vitebsk, Mogilev, Babruysk and Salihorsk.

Day 53 – Merkel to meet Tikhanovskaya

Day 53 – Merkel to meet Tikhanovskaya

Further to Macron’s meeting with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Angela Merkel said to German MPs on Wednesday that she looked forward to meeting Tikhanovskaya “soon”. Moreover, she praised Belarusian women on standing against the regime, saying that she found it “really impressive”. The legitimate president of Belarus will visit Berlin on 5 October.

Day 51 – Alexievich leaves Belarus

Day 51 – Alexievich leaves Belarus

None of the seven members of the top leadership of the opposition’s Coordination Council are operating freely within the country at the moment. Some of these people were arrested, most of them are in exile. The last one – Svetlana Alexievich, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, left for Germany.

Day 50 – Further Sunday’s protests

Day 50 – Further Sunday’s protests

Traditionally, on Sunday, a weekly culmination of the peaceful protests against the Lukashenko’s regime took place. Several tens of thousands of people took part in the protest in Minsk, fewer than in previous Sunday marches. This march was announced as a symbolic inauguration of Tsikhanouskaya.

Day 49 – People’s Inauguration of Tsikhanouskaya

Day 49 – People’s Inauguration of Tsikhanouskaya

Three days after Lukashenko’s notorious inauguration, Minsk’s residents gathered to express their support for Tsikhanouskaya who, in a rightful manner, should have been sworn in. During the rally, 106 people were detained.

Day 47 & 48 – State TV hacked by cyber-partisans

Day 47 & 48 – State TV hacked by cyber-partisans

In response to the EU’s announcement to impose sanctions on Belarus, the Belarusian Foreign Minister – Vladimir Makei, said that these sanctions would be “nothing but attempts to bring chaos and anarchy to [their] country to make Belarus lose many years of development.”

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