Tikhanovskaya announced nationwide strike in Belarus

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Former candidate for Belarusian president Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has announced a nationwide strike starting from Monday. reports that this was reported by Russian media.

"Tomorrow, on October 26, a nationwide strike will begin in Belarus. Belarusians will make this step because their word is a law. A law they tried to deprive us of but we will reinstate it without fail. And our key peaceful weapon - solidarity - will help us," she wrote on her Telegram channel on Sunday.

Touching on Sunday’s protests organized by the opposition under the slogan of "popular ultimatum," she noted that the Belarusians have demonstrated that "peaceful protest is a permanent creative force" and the authorities’ reaction to the opposition protests means that they "are losing power."

Sunday is the last day of an ultimatum set by former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to President Alexander Lukashenko. The demands include resignation of the incumbent president, freedom to political prisoners and cessation of violence. The opposition calls on workers of industrial enterprises to go on strike from Monday in case these demands are not satisfied.

2020.10.26 / 09:51
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