Today in Minsk hosted two of the action - in support of Alexander Lukashenko and the opposition rallies. About How events developed in the capital of Belarus - in the material of the Fins news .
First, at the Independence square gathered supporters of the President. Before them was expressed by the Head of the country.
in the 1st turn, Lukashenka expressed gratitude to the participants. According to his statement, on the area of about 50 thousand people. For its part, the interior Ministry announced 65 thousand gathered.
the head said, it's Not his fault that they had come to the city center.
"I do Not wish your name to this area. I am Not a supporter of the protests, " He said.
The President said that supporters came Not for his protection, and to preserve the Independence of the state.
in his speech, Lukashenko rejected the possibility of re-election. The leader said that certain States are "ordered to hold a new" expression of the will.
"If only We Go on about them, We'll crack into a tailspin and never stabilize the airship. We will perish as a nation, As a people, As a nation, " He noted, expressing confidence that the elections were held, and its result 80 % do Not have the ability to be falsified.
for reviews of Lukashenko, the fresh election to turn the country, which then " has never come out of the swamp."
"We want to weaken. Who will conduct These elections, Who will go on These elections? Thugs and thieves. Go to the polls - and the work Who will? Go to the polls - die, and want it there, abroad, " - said Lukashenko.
He Also responded to opposition demands to resign.
"They shout at me -" Go away!". No question! No question, No question! But to kill and tear They will be Us and our children! Remember it ", - noticed the head of the country.
according to his statement, If the Belarusians " will ruin the first President it will be the beginning of the end ".
"We can't become the latrine for Europe ", - He addressed to the audience.
Lukashenko said that " opposing political force will Not give a quiet life ".
"Even If They calm down in the moment, They crawl out Like rats from their holes after some time. They are run by someone else's citizens - the puppeteers, " said the head.
The head of state paid attention that will never be scrapped Belarus.
"We offer soldier of the NATO - black, yellow and blond. We want to wear sandals and drive a whip. Do You Not see it? If Someone wants to - without me. I will never be scrapped of our country, " He said.
Lukashenko Also spoke About the reforms.
"I Wish to ask you - what do You want now? You want freedom? Tell me, what? You want change? What that will change? You want reforms? Tell me, What tomorrow we start, " said head.
Lukashenka Also suggested that changes to want to " helicopter money ".
"You know, there's No" air " helicopter money want to earn money daily and Not square, and factories and factories ", - noticed the head of the country.
explaining the strike, He asked the factory workers don't quit jobs, " because then they won't come back ".
in the end, Lukashenko once again thanked the audience and appealed to Belarusians.
"I stand Before you on my knees for the first time in my life! You deserve it, " said the head. These words were a figure of speech.
After his speech, the citizens began to disperse.
Towards the second half of the day near the Stela "Minsk - hero city" began to gather Protesters. There Also came the opposition leaders, such as chief of staff Victor Babariko Maria Kolesnikova and former candidate for the position of head of the state Andrey Dmitriev.
from this place They all went to the city center along the Avenue of Winners and both banks of the river Svisloch. After some time, the Protesters came to Independence square. As a broadcast journalist Last news , there were a few dozen thousand.
Protesters filled the square and began chanting slogans. The atmosphere was peaceful, the police did Not intervene.
While Activists of the event gathered about 2 detention center, where, according to one version, contain the opposition, for example, Babariko and blogger Sergei tikhanovski, husband of the former candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski.
The protesters demanded the release of, As They argued, political prisoners and promised to come daily to maintain under control.
Closer to the evening rally at the jail ended. In addition, opposition supporters began to disperse from the center of Minsk in different areas. On Independence square remains a small number of people, They walk on the sidewalks with flags.
As stressed in the interior Ministry, the rally ended without any incidents and arrests.
in Belarus, the ninth of August presidential elections in which Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, gained slightly more than 80 %, its main rival Svetlana Tikhanovski - 10, 12 percent.
opposing political force, These results are Not acknowledged and demanded new elections.
similarly, the country had initiated the protests. In the first few days They were harshly suppressed by security forces who used rubber bullets, flash-Bang explosive devices, water cannons and tear gas. Subsequently, the police ceased to apply such methods.
according to the interior Ministry, during the riots damaged hundreds of people, including about 120 security forces, one protester died.
in the first few days of protests tied around 6700 people.