Belarus detains more than 1200 people in protest calling for president’s resignation

Belarus detains more than 1200 people in protest calling for president’s resignation November 16 at 9:23 p.m.

In belarus, the former Soviet Union, there have been protests calling for the resignation of President Lukashenko, and the regime has strengthened its hardline stance by using tear gas to detain more than 1200 people.
In Belarus, protests calling for the resignation of President Lukashenko have continued intermittently for more than three months, saying fraud was carried out in the presidential election held in August.

On the 15th local time, a large-scale protest was held in Minsk, the capital, in which tens of thousands of people took part, while the regime began to quell it by using tear gas, special hand grenades and stun grenades that emanate explosions and flashes.

Local footage shows a series of firework-like explosions as tear gas smoke spreads, and masked security forces detain protesters one after another.

According to human rights groups in Belarus, the crackdown on protests has taken place in more than 10 cities across the country, with more than 1200 participants detained so far.

The 31-year-old man was beaten hard by security forces in Minsk on November 11 over Protests in Belarus, and his death in hospital the next day has led to growing opposition from anti-regime forces and growing tensions with The Lucashenko government, which has maintained a hardline stance.