The protests that started after the presidential elections held at the weekend in Belarus continued on the second day.
After the current President, Alexander Lukashenko, who ruled the country for 26 years, won the presidential elections held yesterday in Belarus, thousands of people took to the streets claiming that the elections were manipulated. Demonstrators took to the streets today and claimed that the elections were not held under fair conditions and that Svetlana Tihanovsaya was the main winner. Protesters called for Lukashenko to hand over his seat to rival Tihanovsa. The protesters gathered towards the evening and set up barricades on the avenues and clashed with the police. It is not yet known whether he was killed or injured in the incidents. In the events that took place yesterday, 1 person died and many people were injured. More than 3 thousand people were detained in the protests that have been going on for 2 days.
DEATH THREAT TO TİHANOVSKAYA
The head of the State Security Committee, Valeriy Vakulçik, said in a statement that they went to the opposition’s election office and found a message stating that Tihanovskaya should be killed. Vakulçik announced that an investigation has been launched to identify and arrest the person who sent the message. Chairman of the Committee, Vakulchik, announced that the necessary precautions have been taken and a special team of 120 people has been appointed to protect both the election office and Tihanovskaya.