Women hold flowers aloft during a rally on Thursday in Minsk in support of protesters detained and injured in the aftermath of Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Photo: EPAWomen hold flowers aloft during a rally on Thursday in Minsk in support of protesters detained and injured in the aftermath of Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Photo: EPA
Women hold flowers aloft during a rally on Thursday in Minsk in support of protesters detained and injured in the aftermath of Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Photo: EPA

In Belarus, women carrying flowers form human chains in protest at violence after ‘rigged’ vote

  • Nearly 7,000 people have been detained and hundreds have been injured in a ruthless police clampdown on demonstrators following Sunday’s ballot
  • The brutality and scope of the crackdown was remarkable even for the iron-fisted rule of President Alexander Lukashenko, dubbed Europe’s ‘last dictator’

Topic |   Belarus
Women hold flowers aloft during a rally on Thursday in Minsk in support of protesters detained and injured in the aftermath of Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Photo: EPAWomen hold flowers aloft during a rally on Thursday in Minsk in support of protesters detained and injured in the aftermath of Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Photo: EPA
Women hold flowers aloft during a rally on Thursday in Minsk in support of protesters detained and injured in the aftermath of Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Photo: EPA
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