Weekly Summaries

24th of August – 30th of August

Updates on the protests in Belarus

On Sunday the 23rd of August thousands of people gathered in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to protest against President Aleksandr Lukashenko. Although the total number of participants may have been well over 100 thousand, there were no arrests or clashes between the protestors and the police. However, on Monday the 23rd of August, security forces arrested two high-profile opposition forces. Furthermore, President Putin of Russia warned the protestors in Belarus by saying that he ordered the creation of a special force of officers at the request of Belarus’ President Lukashenko.