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Thursday, August 25, 2016


  • Thousands of opponents of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka rallied in the center of Minsk to protest the election, which they say was rigged.
  • A man from among the group of protesters smashes a glass door of the parliament building during a rally denouncing the results of the presidential election.
  • An opposition supporter appeals to riot police for sympathy.
  • Police in Belarus beat demonstrators with batons and rounded up opposition leaders.
  • Riot police chase an opposition protester.
  • Presidential candidate Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu lies on a street after he was beaten during the rally in Minsk.
  • Supporters carry the injured Neklyayev to his campaign headquarters.
  • Opposition candidate Andrey Sannikau lies on a street after being beaten during a clash between protesters and police.
  • A supporter of presidential candidate Uladzimir Neklyayev is seen at his campaign headquarters after he was beaten.
  • Members of the Election Commission count ballots late on December 19 in Minsk. The incumbent, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, won in the first round with almost 80 percent of the vote.
  • An opposition supporter flashes a victory sign from a police bus near a detention center in Minsk.
  • A woman cries outside a prison in Minsk where hundreds of antigovernment protesters are being held.

Belarus: Scenes Of The Crackdown

Published 20 December 2010

Police in Belarus beat demonstrators with batons and rounded up opposition leaders in a violent crackdown after an election on December 19 that returned incumbent President Alyaksandr Lukashenka for a fourth term with 80 percent of the vote.