Category Archives: Protests

In Change Of Tactics, Protesters Plan To Use Light To Show Support For Navalny

February 14, 2021 05:45 GMT – By RFE/RL Supporters of imprisoned Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny plan a protest using light from mobile phones, flashlights, and candles on February 14 to express support for Navalny despite a warning that people taking part could face criminal charges. Navalny’s team has called on people across Russia to switch on their mobile phone flashlights

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Amnesty International demands release of protesters detained in Russia – Photos

23:59, 31.01.21 – UNIAN At least 4,000 peaceful protesters were detained in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and other Russian cities on January 31. Amnesty International has demanded the release of protesters recently detained in Russia. The organization announced this in a statement related on Sunday, January 31, according to Voice of America’s Russian service. “All peaceful protesters detained today in Moscow and other Russian

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Kremlin Accuses U.S. of Meddling After 3,500 Protesters Detained

The Kremlin on Sunday accused the United States of interfering in Russia’s domestic affairs and downplayed the scale of the weekend’s protests, when tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny. More than 3,500 demonstrators were detained in protests across the country on Saturday, with several injured in clashes with police in Moscow, following Navalny’s call to

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Grodno in Belarus meets protesters’ demand

23:59, 18 August 2020 – UNIAN The city promises not to prosecute protesters. The city executive committee of the Belarusian city of Grodno has fulfilled protesters’ demands. The Grodno City Executive Committee announced this in a statement published on Grodno Plus TV website. In particular, the city promises not to prosecute protesters, while the opposition will be provided with TV

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Thousands Form Human Chain in Belarus After Post Vote Crackdown_Ada Nkong — NewsAnnexOnline

Thousands of protesters formed human chains in Belarus on Thursday in a growing wave of peaceful demonstrations over President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election and an ensuing brutal police crackdown. Russia claimed the protests were being orchestrated from abroad to destabilise its ex-Soviet neighbour while European countries condemned police violence and backed fresh sanctions against Lukashenko. […] Thousands Form Human Chain in

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Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote

Demonstrators run away from police as they gather to protest against a result of the Belarusian presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Police and protesters clashed in Belarus’ capital and the major city of Brest on Sunday after the presidential election in which the authoritarian leader who has ruled for a quarter-century sought a sixth term in office.

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Exiled Belarusian opposition candidate calls on 32 world leaders — but not Vladimir Putin — to support campaign against Lukashenko

9:49 am, August 3, 2020 – Source: Meduza Valery Tsepkalo (Valeryy Tsapkala), one of two leading Belarusian oppositionists who’s been denied candidacy in the country’s upcoming presidential election, has addressed a letter to 32 heads of state calling on them to support “free and fair presidential elections in Belarus.” The news agencies Dozhdand Interfax have published excerpts from Tsepkalo’s text.  “The authorities in Belarus

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Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kyiv, demanding Zelensky stop surrender to Russia (Photos)

23:59, 24 May 2020 KYIV – UNIAN 2020 About 500 people took part in the event. A rally dubbed “Ukraine will resist” was held in Kyiv on Sunday, May 24, as part of the No Surrender initiative; protesters demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “stop the policy of surrender to Russia.” Participants in the event were holding national flags, however,

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