Protester killed as thousands stage demo against Lukashenko victory in Belarus

The Belarus Interior Ministry says one protester has died in clashes with police in the capital as thousands protested for a second straight night after official results from weekend elections gave an overwhelming victory to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, extending his 26-year rule until 2025.

Ministry spokesman Alexander Lastovsky said the victim intended to throw an explosive device, but it blew up in his hand and killed him.

Mr Lukashenko responded with a...
source: Reading Chronicle

2020-08-11 01:17
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