Not acceptable: Maas cited the Belarusian Ambassador to the Federal Foreign office

This is reported by the news agencies dpa and AFP, citing government circles. The "brutality" and the detention of peaceful demonstrators is "in the Europe o

Not acceptable: Maas cited the Belarusian Ambassador to the Federal Foreign office

This is reported by the news agencies dpa and AFP, citing government circles. The "brutality" and the detention of peaceful demonstrators is "in the Europe of the 21st century. Century is not acceptable," said Maas earlier on Thursday in Berlin.

The protest movement in Belarus against the head of state Alexander Lukashenko gets more and more popular. In the capital, Minsk, the white-clad demonstrators protested on Thursday in long human chains against the alleged victory of Lukashenko in the presidential election and the violent crackdown by the police. On Friday, the EU want to advise foreign Ministers in Brussels to discuss sanctions against the Eastern European country.

thousands of people arrested, two Dead

Since the election last Sunday, the protesters in Minsk and many other cities in the country to go a day on the road. According to the interior Ministry so far at least 6700 people were arrested, two protesters were killed and dozens injured.

The police were, in the city of Brest, near the border with Poland on Tuesday with live ammunition on demonstrators shot. At least one person was injured. The Opposition speaks of massive electoral fraud, the opposition candidate, Svetlana Tichanowskaja had to flee to Lithuania.

people's chains in White

On Thursday, thousands of people, among them a large number of women came together in the center of Minsk and formed chains of people, as an AFP Reporter reported. Many were dressed in White - the color of the Opposition - and had flowers. Unlike the evening of the demonstrations, the police did not initially against the protesters.

The official election result according to Lukashenko, had taken last Sunday, more than 80 percent of the vote. Tichanowskaja to their election performances, thousands of people had come to be thus only about ten percent. The official election result, there is abroad considerable doubt. The EU called the election "neither free nor fair". New Video from Beirut for the first in a Explosion and a huge shock wave in slow motion FOCUS Online New Video from Beirut for the first in a Explosion and a huge shock wave in slow motion

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Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 19:26

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