Category Archives: Protests

New Bills Threaten To Further Sideline Russia’s Embattled Opposition

The ways Russian protesters can get together has dwindled in recent years.

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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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Ukraine: Criminal case opened against ex-speaker of parliament due to organization of mass unrest in Odesa in 2014

16:40, 23 September 2019 According to Parubiy, the criminal case was opened against him “for the organization of the defense of Odesa” The State Investigation Bureau (SIB) opened the criminal case against ex-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, MP from European Solidarity Andriy Parubiy. The mass unrest in Odesa in 2014 became the reason for the case as Parubiy

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Reports Of Voting Irregularities In Russian Regional Elections

September 07, 2019 21:36 GMT Updated September 08, 2019 20:12 GMT MOSCOW — Various claims of voting irregularities have emerged as Russia held local and regional elections that were seen as a serious test for the Kremlin. The vote for the Moscow City Duma, or city council, was being watched closely following a summer of protests sparked by the decision

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‘A whole army’ Russian senator breaks with political establishment and criticizes Moscow’s police crackdown on protesters

4:42 pm, August 13, 2019· On August 12, Vyacheslav Markhaev wrote on his Instagram page: “Instead of hearing out [protesters’] claims by organizing a dialogue, the administration found it easier to rely on force that was excessive in many cases.” The text was remarkable because Makhaev is a member of Russia’s Communist Party and a sitting senator in the Federation

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