In Belarus, the round of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko is not being called a halt. On Sunday, about one lakh people performed strongly in the ‘ Hero City ‘. The protestors were shouting ‘ Happy Birthday Rat ‘. President Lukashenko has turned 66 years old and a round of demonstrations are continuing across the country to elect him.
President Lukashenko remained at his home in the capital on his birthday and was once again seen there with an assault rifle. On his birthday, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated him on his birthday and has given him the opportunity to visit Moscow. Russia is believed to have announced its support to the president through this phone when the European Union rejects sanctions and the US presidential election on August 9.
Lukashenko has been in office for the past 26 years. In the last election, he was claimed to have 80 percent votes and his opponent, Svetlana, had to leave the country. Since then, a round of vigorous demonstrations is continuing in a country with a population of 95 lakh. The protestors are demanding the resignation of the president and re-election.
Russia hesitated to help Lukashenko openly
On the other hand, President Lukashenko has claimed that he has entered into an agreement with Russia that Putin will send his army if needed. However, Russia is currently hesitating to help Lukashenko openly. The authorities have so far arrested more than 7,000 people. The protestors alleged that the police were harassing the arrested people.
An observer of the election involved in the protestors said that the demonstrations do not seem to have given 80 percent votes to Lukassen. Talking to German TV channel DW, he said the results of the election are totally untrue. These demonstrations do not seem to have given the president so many votes. I cannot forgive them.