Authorities in the capital of Belarus cracked down harshly on a women’s demonstration parade on Saturday demanding the president’s resignation, devoting over 300, such as an older woman who has come to be a sign of the six months of protest that have roiled the nation.
Over 2,000 girls participate in the parade in Minsk. Such anti-government marches have become a normal feature of the unprecedented wave of big, persistent protests that started after the August 9 presidential election.
Officials said President Alexander Lukashenko won a sixth term in office with 80 percent support because vote but competitions along with a few poll workers say the results were rigged.
Throughout Lukashenko’s 26 years in office, he’s always repressed opposition and independent news websites.
Huge demonstrations are held in cities around the nation and a few Sunday protests in Minsk have drawn crowds estimated at up to 200,000 individuals.
The human rights group Viasna stated over 320 people were detained in Saturday’s march.
“There were numerous individuals arrested that traces formed in the prisoner transports,” Viasna manhood Valentin Stepanovich told The Associated Press.
Lots of the girls in Saturday’s march chanted”We are walking!” Referring to when authorities advised Baginskaya she had been participating in an unauthorized protest and she snapped “I am taking a stroll.”
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya,” Lukashenko’s most important competition in the election, praised the women’s march in a video statement from Lithuania, where she took refuge following the election.
“They’ve fearful and put stress on girls to the next month, however despite this, Belarusians are continuing their peaceful demonstration and revealing their incredible fortitude,” she explained.
Several leading members of the Coordination Council the resistance has made to drive for a new election have already been imprisoned and many others are forced to depart the nation. Maxim Znak, a major member of this council, announced a hunger strike in prison Friday.
Last month, tens of thousands of protesters were arrested along with some exhibited deep lumps from police beatings. However, that didn’t prevent the protests from climbing to add strikes at important factories which had been a source of support for its embattled Lukashenko.
In a new approach to stem the enormous Sunday rallies, the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s office said it’s tracked parents who took their kids to resistance demonstrations.