The EU should continue to support peaceful protests in Belarus, said President of France Emmanuel macron.
In Minsk on Sunday was a rally of opponents of the current Belarusian authorities, the event was coordinated with the city authorities. The protesters marched from the stele "Minsk – city-hero" to the government House, they held a protest near the prison where some of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition. According to media reports, the number of participants could exceed 100 thousand people.
"the European Union must continue to mobilize in support of hundreds of thousands of Belarusians who peacefully advocate for their rights, freedom and sovereignty," wrote the French leader on Twitter.
Mass protest actions of the opposition started in Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential election, which Lukashenka won – according to the CEC, he scored 80.1 percent of the vote. In the early days of the campaign were suppressed by security forces against protesters who disagree with the results, used tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. Then the police stopped to disperse the rallies and enforcement.
According to official data, during the first days, more than 6.7 thousand people were arrested. As reported, the interior Ministry, during the riots injured hundreds of people, among them more than 120 law enforcement officers, one protester was killed.