Manhattan . Protesters marched through New York City’s Midtown streets on Saturday (August 22nd) in solidarity and support for ongoing protests in Belarus. Massive protests which were sparked by the recent re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko. New York protesters carried banners such as “Lukashenko is a murderer, not the president” and chanted “Belarus lives”. Protesters laid flowers in tribute to victims allegedly killed or wounded by police during protests.
Mass protests erupted across Belarus after the announcement of Lukashenko’s re-election when the country’s electoral commission announced that he had won 80.1 percent of the vote.
Lukashenko has been the president for over 26 years.
Video by Oliya Scootercaster (FNTV Freedomnews.tv)
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