Countless people in Minsk Pitted from the Principle of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko from the Biggest Crime demonstration of This year.
They denounced the authoritarian rule of Lukashenko, who’s looking for a sixth term in office in forthcoming presidential elections.
Belarus’ authorities and parliament have refused to postpone the elections scheduled for August 9 — amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
But authorities didn’t intervene with all the demonstrations on Sunday, before the August elections.
Many protesters carried slippers as a sign of protest pioneer Sergei Tikhanovsky’s phone to”crush the cockroach”.
“Whenever the elections come up along with the effort begins, that is when people have a breath of fresh air and appear on the roads,” explained Katsiaryna Shmatsina, by the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies.
“The reality that individuals showed up in a public area during the time of this outbreak, devoting their health, demonstrates that individuals have a solid motivation for political existence and aspiration for modifications to encourage opposition candidates”.
Belarus hasn’t enforced lockdown steps or social distancing rules throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and stores, schools, and public transportation continue to be normal.
Minsk formerly hosted a complete military parade of 3,000 soldiers on May 9 to celebrate Victory Day despite growth in COVID-19 infections.
A World Health Organization delegation, which visited Belarus in April, has voiced concern about the absence of measures to impede down the spread of coronavirus.
Belarus has listed over 36,000 cases of coronavirus infections, roughly 75 percent more than in neighboring Ukraine, whose population is four times bigger.
Residents in the nation have stated the President is”playing with fire and places the lives of tens of thousands of Belarusians at risk”.
Janov Poleskij, a Belarusian political analyst, told Euronews that the nation’s government has”no plan in all” throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our Greatest authorities consider that Belarus, fiscally and technologically, Can’t manage (taking) the steps that many other Nations have employed,” stated Poleskij
“Consequently the ignorance, the inconsistencies [of advice ], the unpreparedness, and also the delay at the passing of all necessary conclusions”.
Katsiaryna Shmatsina added there is a”general lack of confidence of their official data” published by the Belarusian government.
The nation’s health ministry and major epidemiologists haven’t reacted to Euronews asks for comment.