Belarus protests continue for sixth straight weekend

Whatever Happens In Belarus' Ongoing Protests, The Country's Society Is  Increasingly Less Governable For a Dictator Such as Lukashenko

More than 100,000 protesters marched in Minsk on Sunday in the sixth straight weekend of demonstrations calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. Many walked in a miles-long column chanting “go away.”

Videos shared by local media showed security forces pulling protesters off the streets in simultaneous marches in other cities. The country erupted in turmoil last month when longtime strongarm leader Lukashenko claimed to have won a landslide re-election victory after a vote the opposition called fraudulent.

Lukashenko, supported by Russia, has shown no sign he plans to quit.

The European Union has said it would impose sanctions on Belarus over the allegations of election fraud and human rights abuses.

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