Videos of protests in Belarus – live updates
Belarus now witnesses the largest protests since the 1990s following rigged presidential elections. Hundreds of thousands of people in different parts of the country have been coming out to protest for many days, calling for the release of political prisoners and new elections.
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Belarus Digest will publish here the most interesting materials, primarily videos, images and links about the most recent development in Belarus.
Belarus protests: Protesters take to the streets of Minsk in defiance of military warning – Global News
The protesters beaten and tortured in Belarus – Sky News
Belarus protests: Opposition activist Maria Kalesnikava says change is ‘worth fighting for’ – Channel 4 News
Belarus protests: Two members of opposition coordination council detained by police – Euronews
Belarus protests: Can Lukashenko survive? – AlJazeera
Mass Protests And An Armed President As Standoff In Belarus Enters Third Week – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Belarus protests: Rights groups compile torture evidence – AlJazeera
Belarus protest: Lukashenko deploys troops as thousands rally – DW News
Belarus president stages machine gun photo-op amid massive protests – CBC News
Tens of thousands rally against Belarus president – ITV News
Belarus: Svetlana calls on military to defy orders from Lukashenko – Sky News
Detainees Say They Are Being “Treated Like Animals” in Belarus – Vice News
Beatings, Rape Threats, And Searching For The Missing In Belarus – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Belarusian opposition leader calls for strikes to continue – FRANCE 24 English
Belarus: Wandel oder weiter so? Weltspiegel extra – ARD
Belarus crisis: Strikes continue as citizens push for greater freedoms – Euronews
Belarus Protests: How Will Putin React? – DW
Belarus prosecutors open criminal probe against opposition activists – France24 English
Belarus: More protesters come forward with disturbing accounts of beatings and torture – ABC News
Belarus opposition braces for long-running protests – DW News
Belarus protests: EU says it does not recognise August presidential results – Euronews
Belarus unrest explained – Financial Times
Protests continue in Belarus as embattled Lukashenko clings to power – CBS
Belarus’s election outcome not the ‘wish of the people’, EU says – ABC News
EU leaders do not recognize results of Belarus election – Euronews
As Belarus Protests Continue, Lukashenka Accuses Opposition Of Trying To ‘Seize Power’ – RFERL
China says it respects choices made by Belarusian people – CGTN
Belarus crisis | EU mulls new sanctions, Moscow insists foreign meddling is unacceptable – RT
European Commission and European Council hold presser on Belarus – Euronews
Belarus leader accuses opposition of staging coup – BBC News
Belarus protests: Workers boo Lukashenko as election unrest spreads – BBC News
The whole country is demanding change’: Former UK ambassador to Belarus – CNBC International TV
Belarus protests: Lukashenko calls for Russian support as international pressure mounts- Euronews
Belarus: Lukashenko announces constitutional changes, hints at new elections – DW News
— Yarik Kryvoi (@kryvoi) August 18, 2020
Belarus President jeered by angry workers as protests grow – ITV News
Belarus president claims he is willing to share power – AlJazeera
Growing pressure on Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko over “fraudulent” election – BBC News
World Reacts To Growing Postelection Turmoil In Belarus – RFE/RL
Belarus workers chant ‘resign!’ at Lukashenko on factory visit – Guardian News
Belarus protests: anti-censorship app Nexta shows what really happened – The Telegraph
People confront Aleksander Lukashenka and regional officials – a selection by Varlamov (in Russian)
Lukashenko says he is ready to share power in Belarus as protests mount – France24 English
Belarus’ Lukashenko rejects election rerun and invokes fears of Western invasion in a speech
Thousands on streets of Belarus demand resignation of President Lukashenko – BBC News
The moment when workers start shoting ‘Go away!’ during Lukashenka’s speech
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 17, 2020
Belarus: Lukashenko seeks help from Russia, blames foreign interference – DW News
Belarus protests: Tens of thousands turn out for nation’s largest-ever demonstration – Euronews
Huge protest eclipses President’s rally in Belarus – Channel 4 News
Live stream from Nastoyashee Vremya (in Russian)
An unbelievable number of people protesting in Minsk, #Belarus. Look how disciplined the protesters are – they even wait for a green signal to cross the street! #supportbelarus https://t.co/6O5enR3xJq
— Yarik Kryvoi (@kryvoi) August 16, 2020
People protesting in Minsk
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 16, 2020
Reports keep coming that several people have been tortured to death in Minsk detention centre. https://t.co/PY8nN5kEKe spoke to a mother of a 16-year old Timur. He is in coma, police tried to pluck out his eyes with the same batons they raped other people.https://t.co/UaABnLhST5
— Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) August 15, 2020
— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) August 16, 2020
Lukashenko says Putin offers help as Belarus protesters plan ‘March of Freedom’ – France 24 English
Thousands arrested as protesters call Belarusian election rigged – CNN
Rallies in Moscow and Londow as pro-democracy protests continue in Belarus – Global News
Thousands attend the funeral of a Belarus protester – Sky News
Belarus Protests Continue To Grow – Bloomberg QuickTake News
Will the President of Belarus survive protests against his rule? – AlJazeera
Former president of #Belarus now asks Putin for help. Against whom? Against own people carrying flowers on the streets? It is really big foreign conspiracy to live in parallel world being ready to sacrifice everything.
— Linas Linkevicius (@LinkeviciusL) August 15, 2020
Protesters in Belarus claim they were tortured while detained – Sky News
Belarusians Pay Tribute To Man Killed In Postelection Protests – RFE/RL
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 15, 2020
New video of a protester shot won to death by riot police in Minsk – Euroradio
Belarusians in Poland join protests against President Lukashenko – Euronews
Belarus braced for weekend protests as Lukashenko says he needs to talk to Putin – France 24 English
EU prepares new Belarus sanctions amid call for weekend protests – Al Jazeera English
Belarus Troops stand down – Deutsche Welle
Protests over Belarus presidential election, crackdowns continue to swell – Global News
Belarus opposition leader claims election victory and calls for peaceful protests
Belarus election: ‘Widespread torture’ inflicted on jailed protesters – BBC News
More people take to streets in Belarus after a crackdown on post-election demonstrations – Deutsche Welle
Belarus police crackdown on protests after Lukashenko expected to win election in landslide – Global News
- BelarusFeed (news in English)
- Spring96 (human rights violations)
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (news in English)
- Belsat TV (news and video in English)
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