Natalia Fedosenko / TASS
Moscow Times: Russian Media Responds to Belarus Protest CrackdownTens of thousands of peaceful demonstrators in Belarus have gathered in recent days to protest President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed victory and the violent police crackdown that followed.
Belarusians formed human chains in cities including Minsk, many wearing white and holding flowers, to protest against police brutality during the four nights of unrest after Sunday’s vote. Official statements Thursday suggested a more conciliatory approach following the public outrage toward extreme police violence, which included shootings and beatings.
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WNU Editor: The Kremlin would be happy to see Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gone. The Putin – Lukashenko relationship/friendship ended about a year ago. Russian media is now all in on seeing President Alexander Lukashenko gone (check out the news links below). Among all of my friends and family in Russia who care on what happens in Belarus …. they want to see him gone.
Update: If this Russian news story is true, and if the security forces are standing down, President Lukashenko is finished …. Riot police officers lower shields during protest in Minsk (TASS).
Russian Media Coverage Of The Unrest In Belarus
Live Updates: Tractor Factory Workers Go to Minsk Gov’t House After Final Election Results Unveiled — Sputnik
Mass Protests in Belarus After Presidential Election: Updates — Sputnik
Thousands of tractor plant workers head to downtown Minsk after PM’s refusal to talk — TASS
Thousands of workers march to Belarus parliament from Minsk tractor factory as protests intensify — RT
Belarus Opposition Leader Tikhanovskaya Calls on Authorities to Halt Violence and Engage in Dialogue — Sputnik