over 400 protesters were detained today, September 13, in the capital of Belarus. This was reported by the press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Olga Chemodanova.
“As of 19.00, the protest actions in the country had ended almost everywhere except Minsk. Several hundreds of people were detained,” she informed. – More than 400 people have been detained in different districts of the capital”.
As reported by EADaily, mass rallies have continued in Belarus since August 9. Their participants do not agree with the results of the presidential election. The CEC has named the winner for the sixth time in a row Alexander Lukashenko, who has been ruling the country since 1994.
Supporters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who was Lukashenko’s main rival in the elections, created the Coordinating Council of the opposition in order to transit presidential power in the country by holding new elections. After the council was established, Prosecutor General of Belarus Alexander Konyuk said that his activities were anti-constitutional and aimed at seizing power. A criminal case has been initiated against the members of the Constitutional Court and they face up to five years in prison.