Several metro stations were closed and a heavy police presence was evident in downtown Minsk as demonstrators took to the streets again to protest against the reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko. Many were arrested.
On Monday evening, protesters gathered in small groups around the Victory Square, the epicenter of last night’s rallies, which is surrounded by various public buildings. A strong police presence was documented in the area. More than a hundred opposition supporters assembled at the nearby Jubilee Hotel and police were arresting some of them...more
Riot police have deployed flashbang grenades against protesters, who tried to erect barricades in central Minsk, as thousands of people across Belarus poured into the streets furious over preliminary presidential election results.
Protesters were pushed away from the Victory Square in central Minsk, local media report.
Минск сейчас. pic.twitter.com/OQBs06RwiL— Мистер Гудвин (@tomsk1990) August 9, 2020
Мощнейший перфоманс! pic.twitter.com/K3nzRghtnc— NEXTA (@NEXTA_EN) August 9, 2020
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A fire broke out near the parliament in Beirut as protesters and police clash for the second night in a row. Police deployed tear gas as demonstrators demanding the resignation of the government hurled rocks at officers.
After attempting to storm parliament on Saturday night, protesters returned to the streets on Sunday, this time hurling projectiles at security officers deployed to protect the government building.
Video footage captured the protesters pulling down barricades near parliament, and using slingshots to launch the projectiles.
Police, clad in body...more
SINGAPORE: The NS Square, which will replace The Float @ Marina Bay, will become a “red dot” and the “central focus” of Singapore’s downtown, announced Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day message on Sunday morning (Aug 9).
Revealing visuals of the area for the first time, Mr Lee ...
Lebanese protesters have built gallows in Beirut to hang cardboard cutouts of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, and other politicians they blame for the recent port blast and crisis in the country.
The anger of people spilled into the streets on Saturday, with some 10,000 gathering at Martyrs’ Square in the center of the capital. They chanted anti-government slogans and staged a performance, which apparently served as a warning to those in power. Many in Lebanon blame the negligence of the authorities for a massive ammonium nitrate...more