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07 Jun 2020 | 04:23 AM UTC

Belarus: Demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko planned in urban centers nationwide for June 7

Belarus News Alert

Nationwide demonstrations planned on June 7 to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko’s bid for another term in office; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/10/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Minsk). COUNTRY/REGION Minsk, Belarus

Event

Activists have called on supporters nationwide to demonstrate on Sunday, June 7, to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko's bid for a sixth consecutive term in the presidential election on August 9. Protesters will gather near the Komarovski market hall in Minsk from 12:00 (local time). Other protest locations and times were not immediately announced, but similar demonstrations are expected to take place in urban centers nationwide.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, such as road closures and traffic delays, are likely around demonstrations. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.  

Advice

Individuals in Belarus, particularly in urban centers, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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