Demonstrations are penalized in front of many factories along with also the headquarters of Belarusian public tv in Minsk following the resistance had called for a general strike to protest against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Crowds of employees from different factories were in their way to heavy automobile manufacturer MZKT to join the protests, according to a video posted from the tut.by news website.
“Move!” , “We won’t forget, we are not going to forgive,” chanted the protesters gathered before this MZKT headquarters.
Belarusian opposition figure, Maria Kolesnikova, talked out in the front of the demonstrators, declaring specifically that she’d visit the headquarters of public television to”encourage our colleagues at the immunity”.
This statement was greeted with shouts of”Thank you”
In the automobile giant, BelAz employees marched through the mill chanting in protest.
Strikes could undermine Lukashenko’s position
Protesters waving the red and white flags of the resistance gathered particularly facing a heavy automobile factory where Lukashenko came on Monday by helicopter to fulfill employees at the MZKT mill, attempting to decrease the range of the protest movement and ensuring that the factories had been working globally despite calls for a general attack.
“If somebody doesn’t need to work and wishes to leave […], the doors are all open,” he explained.
Strikes from the state-owned organizations are regarded as a true danger to his retention of electricity only because they threaten to violate the nation’s financial foundation. Over the weekend, both government officials and members in the presidential administration had tried to convince folks to come back to work – with no success.
Frank Viacorka, Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council informed Euronews, Lukashenko”knows the way to disperse protestors. […] He knows how to frighten people, but he does not know what to do with employees because the entire market depends upon the employees and Lukashenko set a lot of attempts to make and keep them faithful to many, many decades.”
Lukashenko’s visit to the striking mill today is going to be an effort to appease themViacorka notes. But he states, the brutal crackdown of protesters has triggered this anger, he doesn’t expect tensions to facilitate.
On Twitter, the EU Foreign Affairs Representative Josep Borrell composed following the protests on Sunday the European Union was around the side of the Belarusians. EU foreign ministers attracted sanctions from the authorities in Belarus on Friday.
Thousands of employees also have ceased work in the Minsk Tractor Plant (MTZ), employees at this firm told AFP.
By Viacorka, the triple threat of protests, strikes and the”energy transition” by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya” create this revolution plausible”
He anticipates Lukashenko to attempt to”win time to get himself,” that explains why”strikes will need to continue at least two or three months and more”
Meanwhile, there were reports of disrupted net service in Belarus, and a few states neither movies nor photos may be shared.
Last week had seen among the largest protests in Belarusian history, as thousands of individuals assembled in Minsk to protest the re-election of Lukashenko.
State bureau Belta reported Monday Lukashenko won 80.23percent of the vote, although his principal rival Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a former instructor, obtained only 9.9%.
She’s fled to Lithuania, from where she’s known for mass peaceful protests in most significant towns of Belarus, as she accused the government of producing a”bloodbath”.