Police block the way for Belarusian opposition supporters as thousands protest in the centre of Minsk on Sunday, August 30. Photo: APPolice block the way for Belarusian opposition supporters as thousands protest in the centre of Minsk on Sunday, August 30. Photo: AP
Police block the way for Belarusian opposition supporters as thousands protest in the centre of Minsk on Sunday, August 30. Photo: AP

Tens of thousands protest in Belarus as Vladimir Putin phones Alexander Lukashenko to plan meeting

  • The latest mass protest in Minsk saw dozens arrested as they called for fresh elections and an end to Lukashenko’s rule
  • Russian president Putin spoke to Lukashenko on Sunday to wish him a happy birthday and discuss plans for military support

Topic |   Belarus
Police block the way for Belarusian opposition supporters as thousands protest in the centre of Minsk on Sunday, August 30. Photo: APPolice block the way for Belarusian opposition supporters as thousands protest in the centre of Minsk on Sunday, August 30. Photo: AP
Police block the way for Belarusian opposition supporters as thousands protest in the centre of Minsk on Sunday, August 30. Photo: AP
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