1000’s of individuals took half in a number of small demonstrations in Minsk on Sunday, a brand new tactic adopted by the opposition to stop protesters from changing into a straightforward goal for regulation enforcement. Within the first weeks, the protests had been large.

“We imagine! We imagine! We are going to win! ”Chanted the protesters. A number of folks wore Santa Claus costumes and masks within the face of Alexander Lukashenko. “Give Belarus a gift: depart,” was the message on the banner displayed by these folks.

Water cannons, armored autos and military automobiles had been current within the heart of Minsk on Sunday. A number of metro stations have been closed and web entry has been restricted. Minsk police mentioned that they had detained greater than 300 folks. Protests have additionally taken place in different Belarusian cities.

Huge protests have been going down in Belarus since August 9, when Lukashenko was re-elected president of Belarus, in response to official outcomes, which have been challenged by the opposition.