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#Belarus

# belarus - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus continue as dozens are arrested in Minsk
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Anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus continue as dozens are arrested in Minsk

Dec 13th 2020, 7:55 PM 9,210 Views 10 Comments

Demonstrators waving the opposition’s red and white flag marched on the outskirts of the capital.

# belarus - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents
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Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents

Nov 17th 2020, 3:11 PM 19,954 Views 18 Comments

More than 700 people were jailed following latest anti-government protests in Belarus, the country’s interior ministry said on Monday.

# belarus - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Human rights group says over 500 arrested following Belarus protests
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Human rights group says over 500 arrested following Belarus protests

Nov 15th 2020, 6:12 PM 10,469 Views 2 Comments

In the capital Minsk, police wielded clubs and used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators.

# belarus - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death
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Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death

Nov 14th 2020, 7:45 AM 17,904 Views 3 Comments

A former soldier died in Belarus after he was arrested in the capital earlier this week.

# belarus - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

EU launches sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko
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EU launches sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko

Nov 4th 2020, 3:42 PM 13,234 Views 1 Comment

Envoys from member states have given the green light to freeze Lukashenko’s assets.

# belarus - Monday 2 November, 2020

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
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'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 11,457 Views 15 Comments

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# belarus - Monday 26 October, 2020

Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue
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Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue

Oct 26th 2020, 5:17 PM 20,472 Views 19 Comments

There have been protests in Belarus since early August.

# belarus - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes
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Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes

Oct 25th 2020, 7:37 PM 19,792 Views 12 Comments

More than 200,000 people swarmed the streets of the country’s capital, Minsk.

# belarus - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire
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Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire

Oct 18th 2020, 4:18 PM 15,567 Views 22 Comments

More than 100 people have been detained by Belarusian police as thousands protest.

# belarus - Monday 12 October, 2020

Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on
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Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on

Oct 12th 2020, 9:58 PM 13,477 Views 12 Comments

EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting the strongman leader.

# belarus - Sunday 27 September, 2020

'It's clear he has to go': Macron calls for Belarus president Lukashenko to resign
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'It's clear he has to go': Macron calls for Belarus president Lukashenko to resign

Sep 27th 2020, 10:44 AM 18,962 Views 39 Comments

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Belarus since 9 August elections.

# belarus - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president
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Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president

Sep 24th 2020, 3:05 PM 12,253 Views 11 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko was unexpectedly sworn in to his sixth term in office yesterday.

# belarus - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony
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Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony

Sep 23rd 2020, 4:42 PM 20,134 Views 21 Comments

Huge protests have taken place over the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, which the opposition says was rigged.

# belarus - Monday 21 September, 2020

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future
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Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future

Sep 21st 2020, 10:51 AM 32,327 Views 11 Comments

The Belarusian opposition leader is in Brussels as the EU prepares sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.

# belarus - Sunday 20 September, 2020

100,000 join march as protests continue in Belarus
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100,000 join march as protests continue in Belarus

Updated Sep 20th 2020, 7:05 PM 39,853 Views 34 Comments

Protests began on August 9 after a disputed election result.

# belarus - Friday 18 September, 2020

Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert
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Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert

Sep 18th 2020, 7:20 AM 29,894 Views 7 Comments

Protesters have been demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko since the August election.

# belarus - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged
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Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 7:11 AM 23,070 Views 27 Comments

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

# belarus - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests
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Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

Sep 13th 2020, 5:17 PM 25,612 Views 12 Comments

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

# belarus - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets
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Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets

Sep 12th 2020, 6:21 PM 20,947 Views 14 Comments

A massive protest is expected in Minsk tomorrow.

# belarus - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figures being held in national security probe, according to investigative committee
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Belarus opposition figures being held in national security probe, according to investigative committee

Sep 9th 2020, 5:10 PM 11,848 Views 2 Comments

They join a number of top critics of Alexander Lukashenko already in jail.

# belarus - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure who went missing is detained at Ukraine border
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Belarus opposition figure who went missing is detained at Ukraine border

Sep 8th 2020, 8:22 AM 33,267 Views 13 Comments

Maria Kolesnikova was detained while trying to cross overnight into Ukraine.

# belarus - Monday 7 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'
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Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Sep 7th 2020, 3:42 PM 70,168 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

# belarus - Monday 31 August, 2020

Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues
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Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues

Aug 31st 2020, 3:07 PM 12,447 Views 4 Comments

The arrest is part of an effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko.

# belarus - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue
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Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue

Aug 26th 2020, 2:03 PM 8,500 Views 3 Comments

The renewed crackdown on protesters comes as authorities crank up pressure on the opposition, jailing several activists.

# belarus - Monday 24 August, 2020

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests
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Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests

Aug 24th 2020, 10:40 PM 19,453 Views 47 Comments

The Taoiseach expressed Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights.

# belarus - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president
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Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president

Aug 23rd 2020, 2:39 PM 12,619 Views 20 Comments

Officials warned Belarusians not to participate in “illegal demonstrations”.

# belarus - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown
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EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown

Aug 19th 2020, 9:56 PM 24,956 Views 18 Comments

Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.

# belarus - Monday 17 August, 2020

Simon Coveney says Ireland does not accept the result of the Belarussian presidential election
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Simon Coveney says Ireland does not accept the result of the Belarussian presidential election

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 6:50 PM 39,068 Views 104 Comments

He said he is “deeply concerned” by human rights abuses in the country.

'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps
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'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps

Aug 17th 2020, 2:00 PM 20,980 Views 26 Comments

Lukashenko tried to rally support today but was met with workers chanting at him to “go away”.

# belarus - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests
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Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests

Updated Aug 16th 2020, 4:18 PM 30,064 Views 30 Comments

Lukashenko said earlier that he has support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

# belarus - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin
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Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin

Aug 15th 2020, 12:18 PM 19,314 Views 13 Comments

Crowds gathered in Minsk to honour a protester who died during this week’s crackdown.

# belarus - Friday 14 August, 2020

Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown
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Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown

Updated Aug 14th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,705 Views 24 Comments

Today’s crowds in Minsk grew to more than 20,000, filling central Independence Square.

# belarus - Thursday 13 August, 2020

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'
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700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

Updated Aug 13th 2020, 11:49 AM 15,202 Views 12 Comments

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

# belarus - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus
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European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Aug 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 13,682 Views 15 Comments

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

# belarus - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania
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Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

Aug 11th 2020, 7:24 PM 13,280 Views 34 Comments

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
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Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Aug 11th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,353 Views 43 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

# belarus - Monday 10 August, 2020

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue
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Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Aug 10th 2020, 9:52 PM 17,114 Views 11 Comments

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote
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Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Aug 10th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,902 Views 4 Comments

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

# belarus - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election
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Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Aug 9th 2020, 7:10 PM 28,896 Views 42 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

# belarus - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football
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'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football

Apr 1st 2020, 12:57 PM 7,263 Views 5 Comments

The country’s Premier League season continues despite the global pandemic, which has seen the rest of world football shut down.

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