Former Belarus presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has urged the EU to step up its support for protesters in her country as she picked up a human rights prize on behalf of the opposition movement.
More than 300 people were detained in the Belarusian capital on Sunday, where crowds of people took to the streets for the 18th consecutive weekend demanding that the country’s authoritarian leader resign.
Police swinging clubs pursued demonstrators in the capital of Belarus who were demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president on Sunday.
Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus have gone on strike to demand that President Alexander Lukashenko resign after more than two months of continuing mass protests.
Tens of thousands of protesters have swarmed the streets of Minsk pressing for the resignation of Belarus’ authoritarian president as an opposition leader said a nationwide strike will start on Monday.
The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukashenko’s long, hard-line reign.
Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Belarus’s capital on Sunday, demanding the removal of the country’s authoritarian leader who won his sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged.