Belarusian police were allowed to use lethal weapons against protesters

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Belarusian police were allowed to use lethal weapons against protesters


Belarusian police were allowed to use lethal force against protesters protesting the government of President Alexander Lukashenko. The information was released by the British news network BBC.



Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko


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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko


The acts have been frequent in the country since August, when Lukashenko was re-elected in an election seen as fraudulent by the opposition.

The country’s president is known as “Europe’s last dictator”. He has been running Belarus since 1994.

European Union foreign ministers are considering imposing sanctions against the Lukashenko government.

No domingo (11.out.2020), dozens of protesters were arrested. They demanded a new presidential election. The protests they are mostly peaceful, although some protesters threw stones and bottles at police officers during the last demonstration, on October 11, in the capital, Minsk.

Government forces used water jets and batons to disperse the crowds. The Belarusian government says these attitudes are taken after demonstrators show aggression.

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