Massive Protests erupt in Belarus over the president’s resignation!
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the capital, Minsk, since Sunday morning (September 20th) for the seventh week in a row, demanding the resignation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power for 27 years.
By noon this number had exceeded one lakh. At that moment, the whole city was abuzz with placards and slogans. Around 10,000 riot police were deployed across the capital to control the situation.
One protester said he was being arrested as soon as an opposition leader took part in the protest. All the opposition leaders, with whom the President is supposed to take initiative in resolving the crisis, are in jail today.
Another who took part in the protest said how long the protest will last depends on the government. If they do not stop cracking down on protesters, people will do whatever it takes to defend themselves. Then this illegitimate president will be responsible for everything.
Meanwhile, despite peaceful protests throughout the day, large-scale arrests began in the afternoon in various parts of the capital. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. At one point, masked security forces were seen detaining a large number of protesters.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
Meanwhile, as corona infections have risen again across Europe, most countries have announced the re-imposition of strict sanctions. Some countries have even increased the fines for violating the ban. Months of protests against the ban have been held in Dর্sseldorf, Germany. Thousands of protesters marched without any masks demanding the lifting of the ban. They called on the government to lift the ban without creating unnecessary panic among the people.
One protester said there was no point in panicking. Out of 6 lakh residents here, only 3 thousand corona have been identified. It’s nothing. They are not even very sick. The government has unnecessarily imposed sanctions in the name of epidemics.
‘No one has died in Corona here since April. There is no such thing as an epidemic here. All lies. Yet the ban has been in place for months. Politics is going on here with Corona, ”said another activist.
On the other hand, as the new corona infection increased in Spain, there were protests in the capital Madrid against the government’s anti-corona policy. Protesters demanded an equal law for all, accusing the provincial government of discrimination, announcing area-based lock-downs, and bans to curb the virus. They also complained that the current administration has completely failed to stop the virus.