In Belarus on election day, 9 August, the problems started with the Internet: people can’t download the media files in a network or use the YouTube. About it reports the edition “Rise” in your Telegram channel.

Against this background, according to the channel, the opposition appealed to their supporters asking you to install apps that support Bluetooth. Clarifies that they only work when a large crowd of people. Voters are also reminded about the SMS and street payphones, which you can use to communicate and share information.

It became known yesterday that on 9 August Minsk will shut off the Internet, cell phones and landlines. Official of a Belarusian cellular company announced that they received an order to disable all communications in the city on election day.

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He added that before the communication failure was observed during the rally of the presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski in Minsk Park of Friendship of peoples.

August 9, Belarus has opened polling stations in the presidential elections. They will work from 08:00 to 20:00 (same as GMT). The CEC head Lidziya Yarmoshyna warned that Sunday evening on plots will be installed in the transmission mode.

The presidency claimed five people, including incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko, who rules the country unchallenged for 26 years. There is also a column “Against all”.

In the night of 9 August it was reported that the network has a plan of action of the Belarusian opposition in case of loss on elections of the President of the country. According to the “plan B”, the people must organize a General strike, block, district administration, and in the case of the detention is to begin to block the road and spoil the special vehicles.

Earlier it became known that the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski, rival of the current leader of the state Alyaksandr Lukashenka, disappeared into safety. She left her apartment and now is surrounded by members of his staff and journalists in the capital of Belarus.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.