This protest is the first of its kind since Lukashenko’s Svetlana Tihavonskaya ultimatum on Tuesday. The opposition has asked the president to step down by October 25, threatening to call a general strike.

Unlike last week’s demonstrations, protesters marched on Sunday not in the center of Minsk, but on an artery in the south of the Belarusian capital, where several factories are located. They chanted “Strike!”, As well as anti-Lukashenko and anti-police slogans.