Mr Lukashenko says he has removed a “tumor” exposed by protests in Belarus
On July 3, Belarus celebrates Independence Day.In the summer of 2020, a wave of protests swept the cities of Belarus / photo by REUTERS
On the eve of Independence Day in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko recalled the summer of 2020, when demonstrations for his resignation engulfed the country. He called the public opinion a “tumor”.
Lukashenko spoke about this today in Minsk.
He boasted that people now know what is happening. Lukashenko added that thanks to last year’s events, the state apparatus is aware of the mood inside the country. The politicians called the protests a “tumor”.
“Maybe some of you about 10 months ago sneered and sniffed on the Internet and did not understand what was happening. But today there are no people in the hall who would not understand what is happening. Today there are no people in the country who do not understand what is happening. thank God it happened last year. Those events exposed the ulcers and the tumor in society that we had to remove. And we removed it, “he replied.
All those who, according to Lukashenko, have not yet been understood are enemies.
“And their goal is the destruction of the state,” the politician stressed.https://1plus1.video/video/embed/0RFL9ebRLukashenko mentioned the protests in the country in 2020
In the summer of 2020, a wave of protests swept the city of Belarus . People took to the streets and staged factory strikes to oust Lukashenko from the presidency for rigging the presidential election.
But a few months later, Lukashenko’s apparatus managed to suppress the actions by force, and political persecution is still taking place in the country.
A number of countries around the world do not recognize Lukashenko’s status as president , and the EU and the United States have imposed sanctions on Belarusian officials responsible for the crimes.
In 2021, the European Union imposed a new package of restrictions against the republic after the forced landing of a passenger plane with opposition leader Roman Protasevich on board on May 23.