Belarus police on Sunday arrested several people before an opposition march in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya days after the country's leader was secretly sworn in despite historic protests.
Belarusian security forces detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as crowds rallied in central Minsk accusing President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging last month's election.
President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday
European Union foreign ministers failed to overcome a diplomatic standoff over Belarus on Monday despite an appeal by the country's main opposition leader to approve sanctions on officials accused of rigging the election last month.
Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by mass street protests since Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged
Belarusian authorities on Saturday withdrew the accreditation of several foreign media journalists, including AFP, ahead of the latest demonstration challenging the results of the presidential election.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators joined a rally against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday, two weeks after a disputed election returned him to power.
The opposition in Belarus hopes to bring thousands to the streets of the capital for a "March for Freedom" on Sunday, a week after the disputed election that triggered unprecedented protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarusian authorities have detained about 3,000 people at protests throughout the country, the Interior Ministry said in comments carried by Russian media on Monday ...
Polls opened Sunday in Belarus as the ex-Soviet state holds a high-stakes presidential election with a female opposition candidate posing the greatest challenge yet to long-ruling strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
An opposition candidate who tried to stand against Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko in next month's presidential election has fled to Russia with his two sons, fearing they could be taken away, his campaign said on Friday.