Protests over the presidential election in Belarus continued as “thousands” took to the streets of Minsk on August 14, local media reported.
Anti-government protests ignited after it was announced on August 9 that President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected for a sixth term. He has been in power since 1994.
The main opposition candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, claimed the vote was rigged.
This video shows a stream of protesters walking through Minsk near the October Square area.
Local media said protesters were calling for the release of political prisoners, the removal of Lukashenko, and a new election process. Credit: Tut.by via Storyful