Belarus Detains Citizens in Protests Expected by Anti-Government Biden November 9 at 11:08 AM
In Belarus, the former Soviet Union, there have been protests calling for the resignation of President Lukashenko, while the regime has been strengthening its crackdown, including detaining large numbers of civilians on August 8. Mr. Tsihanovskaya, an anti-regime party, has shown hope for cooperation with Mr Biden, who was certain to win the US presidential election in order to force the president out of office.
In Belarus, citizens have been protesting for three months against President Lukashenko’s election in August’s presidential election.
On the 8th, nearly 10,000 people marched through the center of Minsk, the capital, calling for the president’s resignation. In response, security forces detained participants one after another and, according to human rights groups, more than 750 people were detained.
On the other hand, Mr. Tishanovskaya, an anti-government official, posted on social media in response to the fact that Mr. Biden was certain to win the U.S. presidential election, and expressed his expectation for future cooperation, as “Mr. Biden has shown a position to support the people of Belarus.”
Mr. Tsihanovskaya is expected to deepen cooperation with the United States and Europe, which is expected to regain solidarity under Mr. Biden, and to further increase pressure to force President Lukashenko to step down.