In Minsk, people took to the streets against Lukashenko


The rally was held peacefully, without clashes with security forces.

Opponents of the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, June 18, held a rally in Minsk in support of those detained during the election campaign, reports the with reference to the Correspondent.

The action started around 19:00, despite the strong rain with hail. 21:30, people began to line up in a human chain that stretches for about 2.7 km, from the national Philharmonic hall and the Central post office.

Circuit stood about 1,650, according to local human rights defenders. Thus they sought the release of Sergei Tikhonov, Pavel Seviarynets, Mikalai Statkevich and other opposition leaders detained during the election campaign in Belarus.

Police at 23:00 has locked a portion of driveways in the city center and the speakers in the van began to call on the activists to disperse, warning that otherwise they will be prosecuted.

In response, the protesters clapped and chanted “Let go!”. 23:20 protesters began to leave the streets. Closer to 1:00 participants left very little, they broke up.

As reported, the candidate in presidents of Belarus Victor Babariko stopped communicating after Thursday morning, was lucky to take signature sheets to the election Commission. On the eve of Wednesday the headquarters of Babariko announced the suspension of the account of his election Fund.

We will remind, the acting head of state Alexander Lukashenko said earlier that during the elections of the President of Belarus group of militants can organize a massacre in the square. He noted that the country only three weeks as the election campaign started, but already today it is clear that not all presidential candidates are going to pass this way in a civilized manner.