One hundred days is like one endless day. Now it is already difficult to remember what was in the beginning. There are so many events that you can write a longread article for each day. We did your best to collect for you the main news of all the protest days. This is only a small part of what happened to the Belarusians, but the general picture is clear.
In Minsk, there have been problems with the Internet since the early morning; it is difficult to access Telegram and news sites.
Huge, hour-long queues were formed at polling stations both in Belarus and abroad.
Many people come to the polling station of Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya to support her. Veranika Tsapkala leaves for Moscow and votes there. Many voters fold ballots in a special way to photograph them for the Golos platform.
By evening, the security forces close off the center of Minsk, and the riot police arrive at the polling stations to disperse people who come to learn the election results. The protocols are not posted everywhere; security officials guard commission members on their way out of some polling stations.
People gather at the Stela monument in Minsk, and take to the streets in other cities. Tear gas is used against protesters in Brest. In Minsk, the protesters are brutally dispersed using rubber bullets and stun grenades. Until late at night, explosions and ambulance sirens are heard. Man gets run over by a paddy wagon at the Stella.
More than 3,000 people were detained throughout the country that day, many were wounded.
There is no stable Internet connection in the country, people download VPN, try to access news sites and Telegram.
The CEC reports preliminary results: Lukashenka — 80.23%, Tsikhanouskaya — 9.9%. There was no counting at night, the CEC was evacuated.
The Golos platform reports that more than 80% of users registered on the platform voted for Tsikhanouskaya.
Tsikhanouskaya files a complaint with the CEC and demands a vote recount.
Lukashenka calls the protesters sheep, who “do not understand what they are doing, and who are already beginning to be controlled.”
The USA called the elections in Belarus unfree and unfair.
In the evening, protests resumed. The flash grenades were heard again. Near the Frunzenskaya metro station, security forces shoot Natallya Lubneuskaya, a journalist from Nasha Niva, in the leg from a distance of 10 meters. On Pushkin Avenue, near the Aurora cinema, a photojournalist of the Belsat TV channel Tatsiana Kapitonava was concussed after a stun grenade exploded near her.
Tear gas, water cannons are used, explosions are heard at the Pushkinskaya metro station. It is here that Alyaksandr Taraikouski died. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, it happened from a device exploding in his hand. A few days later, a video will appear showing that he died from a shot in the chest.
Again there are many detainees not only in Minsk, but also in other cities. Investigative Committee opened 21 cases about riots and violence against police officers.
There is a video of Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya in the office of Lidziya Yarmoshyna (the chair of the CEC) reading out an appeal. The security forces take her straight from the office to Lithuania.
Flowers are brought to Pushkinskaya metro station, where a man died the day before. Passing cars honk. From time to time riot police show up, people run away.
The Ministry of Health said that there are 200 injured people in hospitals.
In Brest, Henadz Shutau was shot in the head. He became the second victim of the protests.
Doctors came out to protest against the violence.
Women across Belarus take to the streets with flowers to protest against the brutality of the security forces.
The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs declares that “the principled position is not to interfere with the work of journalists.”
The CEC states that “there is currently no legal mechanism for voters to familiarize themselves with the protocols.”
People bring their diplomas and certificates to schools and attach them to fences to show their attitude towards teachers who participated in the vote count.
In Homiel, 25-year-old Alyaksandr Vikhor, who was detained earlier at a rally, dies.
The first detainees were released from Akrestsin Street: they tell how people are put in four-bed cells, their teeth knocked out, white bracelets put in their mouths and promised to “teach whom to love and whom to vote for.”
Several public statements of officials about the dismissal appeared on social networks.
Chains of solidarity are emerging throughout the country.
Doctors, railway workers, workers of MAZ, BelAZ, Keramina, MTW and many others joined the women’s peaceful protest.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus Yury Karayeu said that he takes responsibility for the injuries of random people at the protests and apologizes.
People detained on August 9-13 are being released. People were beaten. Those who were released have bluish-black bruises all over the bodies, with fractures of ribs, fingers, concussions.
In Hrodna, hrodna.life journalist Ruslan Kulevich was released. He has both arms broken.
At the Minsk Ring Road, IT specialists form a chain of solidarity.
Tsikhanouskaya declares that she is launching a coordination council for the transfer of power in Belarus.
MTW workers start a strike, their organized column goes to the Government House.
Belarusians collect money for medical aid for victims of peaceful demonstrations, lawyers say that they will help all those detained at the latest protests free of charge.
Thousands of people came to say goodbye to Alyaksandr Taraykouski in Minsk.
A criminal case is launched against the founder of the NEXTA channel Stsyapan Putsila, the state accusing him of organizing riots and training people to participate in them.
A spontaneous rally is held near the Belteleradiocompany building.
A criminal case is launched against the former head of the HTP and unregistered presidential candidate Valery Tsapkala.
A rally in support of Lukashenka begins at 12:00 at the Government House. The participants were brought by buses from all over the country. Lukashenka addresses the audience.
At 14:00 the most massive protest in the history of Belarus begins. According to various estimates, from 200 to 500 thousand people gathered there.
An issue of Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus with brutalized people on the front page is published and sold out. The editorial office put up the issue on the Internet for free, the kiosks in which the newspaper was sold are hastily closed.
Alyaksandr Vikhor is buried in Homiel.
Lukashenka arrives by helicopter at the Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant. The workers of the plant shout to him “Go away!” Lukashenka promises to hold elections after the adoption of the new Constitution.
The ex-minister of culture, director of the Yanka Kupala theater Pavel Latushka is fired, the entire staff of the Kupala theater resigns with him.
The European Council holds an emergency summit on the situation in Belarus, recognizes the elections as illegitimate.
The House of Press refuses to publish the issue of Komsomolskaya Pravda about the most massive protest in the history of Belarus due to printing press malfunction.
Kanstantsin Shishmakou, 29, director of the Vaukavysk Museum, who refused to sign the protocol of the election commission, is found dead in the Neman River.
Lukashenka says that the aim of the coordinating council initiated by Tsikhanouskaya is to seize power.
More than a million euros have already been collected by the fund for solidarity with the illegally dismissed.
Henadz Shutau, who was shot in the head, dies in a military hospital in Minsk. The IC reports that the weapon used against him was lethal.
The first meeting of the Coordinating Council takes place: writer Svetlana Alexievich, lawyer Liliya Ulasava, MTW worker Syarhei Dyleuski, lawyer Maksim Znak, political scientist Volha Kavalkava, musician and teacher Maryia Kalesnikava, politician Pavel Latushka are in the presidium.
Almost the entire team of radio “Stalitsa” resigns in protest.
More than 200 athletes sign an open letter to the authorities.
Riot police disperse support groups for strikers near MTW and Atlant.
The Kupala Theater is closed for sanitation. Actors and staff are not allowed into the premises.
According to BT employees, specialists from Russia were hired to work on the TV channel.
The second issue of Komsomolskaya Pravda was also not printed: the printing machine ‘broke down’ again.
Workers of Hrodna Azot are on strike at the enterprise. Hrodna, Belarus. August 19, 2020. Photo: Vasil Mauchanau / BelsatThe workers of Belaruskali started a strike, with a strike committee created at the enterprise.
The Golos, Zubr and Honest People initiatives assert that at every third polling station the number of ballots for a certain candidate does not coincide with the number of votes for him in the final PEC protocol.
The prosecutor’s office launches a criminal case and claims that the creation of the Coordination Council is aimed at seizing state power.
Poland, following Lithuania, announces plans to simplify the entry for Belarusians.
At MTW workers are forced to sign a paper addressed to the director, which says that the workers are non-political, that they support the stable operation of the plant. The leader of the plant’s strike committee, Syarhei Dyleuski, gets summoned to the Investigative Committee.
Lukashenka says that “in the coming days” he will solve the issue with the situation in the country.
Lawyer Maksim Znak submits a complaint of Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya to the Supreme Court. It is about the recognition of the August 9 elections as invalid. The complaint is accompanied by 25 files with evidence of violations.
The Chain of Repentance action takes place in Minsk. People stretched from Kurapaty to the temporary detention center on Akrestsina Street across the entire city.
Lukashenka says that Belarus “wants to cut off the Hrodna region.”
For the third time, the printing press in the House of Press “breaks down” and the issue of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper does not come out as planned. As reported by the staff of Narodnaya Volya, their issue also did not appear in circulation.
The BYSOL solidarity fund, which collects money to help those who have been left without work for political reasons, has more than $ 1.6 million donated by caring people. The first people who quit jobs are starting to receive payments.
Lukashenka speaks at a pro-government rally, calling the majority of the photographs of the beaten people “staged”, calls for forgivenss of security officials, “even if they made a mistake somewhere,” and orders to close the striking factories. He also claims that for the first time in 25 years he had to bring the army to full combat readiness. And he threatens that the striking miners will be replaced by Ukrainian ones.
Health Minister Karanik is appointed chairman of the Hrodna regional executive committee.
Nikita Kryvtsov, 28, from Molodechno, who disappeared after the August 12 protests, is found dead in a forest park on Parnikovaya Street in Minsk.
A 50,000-strong chain of solidarity with Belarusians is created in Lithuania — from Vilnius to the border with Belarus.
The Stela in Minsk is cordoned off by the military and surrounded by barbed wire, cordons are set up near the State Flag Square and the Palace of Independence. Columns of demonstrators came there and Lukashenka flew in – he got out of the helicopter in a bulletproof vest and with a submachine gun, next to him with a submachine gun and also in a bulletproof vest was his 15-year-old son Mikalai.
Lukashenka dismisses the Belarusian ambassador to Slovakia, who supported the protesters.
The Ministry of Defense reports on the Air Force and Air Defense destroying “a probe made of eight balloons with anti-state symbols that attempted to enter the airspace of the Republic of Belarus” on the border with Lithuania.
Svetlana Alexievich and Pavel Latushka were summoned for questioning to the Investigative Committee.
Syarhei Dyleuski, a representative of the MTW strike committee, is jailed for 10 days, even though the General director of the plant tried to protect him.
House of Press refuses to publish BelGazeta and Svobodnye Novosti.
The Supreme Court denied all ex-presidential candidates opening a complaint case.
More than $ 1.7 million have beel already collected for those who suffered and lost their jobs due to political repression.
Lukashenka said that those who do not share the principles of state ideology should not teach in schools.
In Hrodna, 28 workers of Grodno Azot were detained: they were marching in a column to the city center. The leader of the Grodno Azot strike committee, Yury Ravavy, leaves for Warsaw.
The Belarusian Komsomolskaya Pravda and Narodnaya Volya began to be published in Russia. But now they are not accepted by kiosks. State control comes to the KP — they check the office computers of the management.
Fifty-eight actors and employees were dismissed from the Kupala Theater.
The traditional evening action on Independence Square in Minsk ends with detentions.
The IC claims that they have no complaints of rape from those who were beaten after the protests.
The Ministry of Health dismisses the director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Cardiology” Alyaksandr Mrochak, earlier the doctors of the center went to pickets.
Vladimir Putin recognizes the legitimacy of the elections.
The Foreign Ministry massively deprives journalists of foreign media of accreditation.
The Investigative Committee initiates criminal cases due to pressure on MPs.
The well-known businessman Alyaksandr Vasilevich was taken into custody.
Lukashenka turns 66. Mass protests took place in Minsk and other cities of Belarus. The number of those detained has exceeded one hundred.
By 4:00 pm, people were able to come to the Palace of Independence, where they tried to set up negotiations (later Lukashenka’s assistant came out to them, but only after several dozen people remained on the square. He said: “Well, what is your majority?”)
A group with a poster “Sportsmen with the People” comes to the cordon at the Palace of Independence, behind it are swimmer Alyaksandra Herasimenya and basketball player Alena Leuchanka.
Lukashenka again turns up near the Palace of Independence with a submachine gun in his hands.
Mikalai Lukashenka takes leaves the Lyceum of the Belarusian State University, where he entered in the summer.
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz is not allowed into Belarus by border guards. In the Red Church, someone changed the locks in the auxiliary rooms. Who did it is not exactly known.
The Belarusian Komsomolskaya Pravda has a new editor-in-chief — from Russia.
The SCC detained a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council Liliya Ulasava.
Journalists who worked at a student protest rally are detained for three days: Masha Elyashevich, Svyataslau Zorky and Mikita Nedaverkau from Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus, Nadzeya Kalinina and Alyaksei Sudnikau from TUT.BY and Andrei Shaulyuha from BelaPAN.
The UN reported 450 cases of torture and 6 missing persons in Belarus after the protests.
On the Square of Changes in Minsk, they paint over a mural with DJs of changes, local residents wash off the paint.
Pavel Latushka leaves Belarus for Poland.
The office of the IT company PandaDoc is searched, and a criminal case is opened against four employees. The co-founder of the company helped the retired security officials.
Climbers remove white-red-white flags from residential buildings.
The trials of students detained on September 1 are underway. Some of them have already been sentenced to between 5 and 15 days of arrest.
Disagreeing with the election results and outraged by the brutality of the security forces, employees of Mazyr Oil Refinery write a collective letter to the plant’s management, demanding to be heard and have a open discussion of the events of recent weeks. The letter is signed by nearly 1,200 people.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin arrives in Minsk, Lukashenka tells him about the “intercepted conversation between Warsaw and Berlin”, and also accuses Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Ukraine of managing protests in Belarus.
About 30 journalists from Belarusian publications gathered near the main building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and asked Interior Minister Yury Karayeu for a meeting and answer questions about their detained colleagues. The minister did not come out.
The court found the journalists working at the rally guilty and sentenced to 3 days of arrest. The witnesses were wearing balaclavas and had their names hidden. The journalists leave the temporary detention facility after serving the sentences.
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya addresses the UN Security Council and asks the organization to help Belarus.
The authorities make public an intercepted conversation between Warsaw and Berlin. It is the conversation conducted by Nick from Berlin and Mike from Warsaw. Online users mock it.
During a press conference in Poland, a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council, Volha Kavalkova says that she did not plan to leave Belarus. At night she was taken out of the temporary detention facility at Akrestsin Street, where she was serving 15 days of arrest, and taken to the Bruzgi border checkpoint.
The March of Unity unites more than 100 thousand people outside the Palace of Independence. The security forces use tear gas, detain more than 600 people.
To avoid detention, people jump into the Svislach River, rescuers take them out of the river and to the other side. The entire shift of rescuers is taken to the detention center at Akrestsina Street. Interior Minister Yury Karayeu says that Belarusian police are the most humane in the world.
The head of the department for combating organized crime and corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Mikalai Karpenkau smashes the glass in the o’petit coffee shop on Niamiha with a truncheon in order to detain the people who took refuge there.
In front of the o’petit coffee shop, where the glass was broken the day before, a long line of people forms to buy coffee.
Members of the CC secretariat Anton Radnyankou and Ivan Krautsou are forced to go abroad.
On the morning of September 7, in the center of Minsk, the member of the Coordination Council Maryia Kalesnikava was put into a minibus and taken in an unknown direction.
Maryia Kalesnikava was detained and is now in the Mazyr border detachment, on the border with Ukraine. She tore her passport and remained in Belarus.
FC Krumkachy were fined 3,375 BYN after the match with FC Dynama, where they came out wearing T-shirts against violence.
A member of the Coordination Council Maksim Znak and Kalesnikava’s lawyer Illya Salei are detained.
Maryia Kalesnikava is in a pre-trial detention center on the Valadarski street. She is a suspect in a criminal case about “seizure of power”.
Unidentified persons knock on Svetlana Alexievich’s door. She invites journalists and EU diplomats home.
Belaruskali moner Yury Korzun handcuffs himself to the equipment and refuses to go to the surface as a sign of protest.
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya turns 38 years old. Minsk residents congratulate Svyatlana: they eat white-red-white cakes, sing and lay out hearts from candles.
Two residents of Vitsebsk came to Minsk to ask for political asylum at the Swedish Embassy. The door was not opened for them, they jumped over the fence.
Belsat journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Maksim Kalitouski are detained.
March of Heroes takes place in Minsk with over 700 people detained. In Brest, security forces used a water cannon to disperse the protesters.
Photographers Alyaksandr Vasyukovich from Novy Chas and Uladz Hrydzin from TUT.BY are detained in a Minsk cafe, they are sentenced to 11 days each.
Lukashenka meets with Putin in Sochi and negotiates a $ 1.5 billion loan.
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz’s passport is invalidated.
A resident of the Square of Changes Stsyapan Latypau, who was trying to protect the mural with DJs, is detained. A criminal case is launched against him.
Ukraine does not recognize the Belarusian elections.
Lukashenka’s granddaughters Nastya and Dasha leave the Lyceum of the Belarusian State University.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that 43 criminal cases were opened for threats to police officers. Information about rape by police officers during protests is called fake.
A pro-government procession with red-green flags and icons takes placee on Independence Avenue in Minsk.
Independent Belarusian media are published without photographs as a sign of solidarity with the detained photographers.
A concert for women was held at the Minsk Arena, where Lukashenka spoke about the closure of borders with the West.
Head of the Institute of Sociology Henadz Korshunau leaves the Academy of Sciences. It was he who admitted that in the spring the level of confidence in Lukashenka in Minsk was 24%.
Homiel journalist Yauhen Merkis is sentenced to 15 days in jail.
Minskers come up with designs of white-red-white flags for their quarters.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs sends an SMS with a request to inform the police about unregistered symbols.
More than 100 thousand people join the Sunday’s March of Justice across the country — at least 230 people were detained.
Police in Brest spray tear gas and then fire a warning shot into the air.
In Hrodna, riot police drag an apparently pregnant woman who is screaming into a paddy wagon. Actors are detained in Hrodna. Their colleagues, having learned about this, refused to finish the play.
Aleh Kudzelka is another employee of Belaruskali who refuses to leave the mine in protest against the situation in the country and at the enterprise.
A piece of cloth with the inscription “This is not a flag” was removed from a balcony in Minsk.
A search is conducted in the apartment of Yahor Martsinovich, editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva.
Lukashenka’s secret inauguration takes place at the Palace of Independence. Immediately after it, spontaneous protest begins in Minsk — 360 people are detained. One of the protesters drives away from the security forces in a taxi, just like in a movie.
The son of Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makei resigns from the Foreign Ministry.
Maryia Kalesnikava’s lawyer Lyudmila Kazak is detained.
Lukashenka warns that Belarusian students studying in Poland will have to confirm their qualifications in Belarus.
The police visit the gymnasium #2 in Hrodna and give truncheons and helmets to children.
The court found Nasha Niva’s editor-in-chief Yahor Martsinovich guilty and fined him 405 BYN.
Nobel laureate and member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council Svetlana Alexievich flies to Germany.
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya meets with French President Emmanuel Macron.
The Ministry of Information deprives TUT.BY of its media status for three months.
Great Britain and Canada impose sanctions against Alyaksandr Lukashenka, his son Viktar and security officials.
Basketball player Alena Leuchanka is sentenced to 15 days in jail for taking part in protest marches.
Blogger Eduard Palchys, who disappeared the day before, was found in Akrestsina Street remand prison.
Italian Vogue publishes a photo of Nina Bahinskaya.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs sends an SMS saying “You have been identified as violating the order of holding mass events.” The authors of the message asked people to “make no mistakes.”
A new procedure for accrediting foreign journalists is introduced.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs threatens to parents who come with children to protests with administrative responsibility.
In Vaukavysk, a policeman’s house and car are set on fire.
The European Union imposes sanctions against 40 Belarusian officials. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry recalls ambassadors “for consultations” and demands from the embassies of Poland and Lithuania to reduce the number of diplomats working in Belarus.
BT signs Lithuania as “the former Soviet republic of Lithuania”, Poland as the “former Polish People’s Republic”.
Deputy Interior Minister Henadz Kazakevich says on the air of BT that the rape of men was not confirmed, because according to the law, this is impossible.
Dzyanis Kuznyatsou, 41, dies in the hospital. He was brought from Akrestsin Street with a fractured skull. According to security officials, there was “a fall from the second tier of bunks.”
An apartment in Homiel is searched and the editor-in-chief of the Silnyie Novosti News portal, Hanna Yakshtas and her husband are detained.
The march for the release of political prisoners: tens of thousands of Belarusians take to the streets again. About 200 people were detained, and a water cannon was broken.
In Hrodna, a 13-year-old girl is sprayed with tear gas in the face and dragged into a paddy wagon.
Pensioners gather for the march at the Red Church in Minsk: they walk along the avenue, come to the Minsk State Linguistic University to support the protesting students.
Criminal cases are opened against 19 people for disseminating data on police officers online. There is a female postman among the defendants.
The 27-year-old Mikita Ihnatsyuk is detained and tried. He was photographed on Sunday with a hydrant that protesters pulled from a water cannon.
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya meets Angela Merkel in Berlin and gives her a white-red-white umbrella and a book.
The prosecutor’s office refuses to report on the investigation of torture in remand prisons.
The 2019 athlete in Belarus, the world freestyle champion Alyaksandra Ramanouskaya is fired for absenteeism. She has previously openly criticized violence.
The rules are changed at Akrestsin Street jail: now parcels can be given to prisoners not every day, but only on Thursdays.
Lithuania blocks the allocation of funds to Belarus within the EU program.
Tsikhanouskaya speaks to the deputies of the French National Assembly.
The son of the Vitsebsk mayor spends 13 days in the Akrestsin Street remand prison and the Zhodzina jail.
A pro-government march takes place in Minsk with icons, a crucifix and carnations.
Politician Anatol Lyabedzka was detained, he is sentenced to 15 days of arrest.
Visa centers of Lithuania and Poland in Belarus temporarily stop accepting documents for visas.
Lukashenka arrives at the KGB pre-trial detention center and holds a round table with banker Viktar Babaryka, his son Eduard, blogger Syarhei Tsikhanouski, Maksim Znak and other political prisoners.
Syarhei Tsikhanouski calls his wife for the first time in 134 days.
Ambassadors of only two EU countries – Austria and Italy – remain in Minsk.
The Global Women’s March takes place in Minsk, its participants walk around the city with flowers.
The March of Pride is held in place, where more than 40 journalists and about 700 participants are detained.
Businessman Yury Vaskrasenski and director of the IT company PandaDoc Dzmitry Rabtsevich are released. They were at a round table with Lukashenka.
Marches of Pensioners are held in Minsk and regions. The protesters are treated to pies. The Ministry of Internal Affairs uses flash cartridges and tear gas.
The Interior Ministry believes that the protests have become more radical, declares readiness to use lethal weapons.
The leader of the MTW strike committee, Syarhei Dyleusky, leaves for Warsaw, fearing for his safety.
One of the owners of the Pervy Tsvetnoy flower shop, Maksim Kharoshyn, was brutally detained. The man was severely beaten – an ambulance took him away from the police station.
Two more defendants in the PandaDoc case are released.
Three-time Olympic medalist Alyaksandra Herasimenya moves to Vilnius and heads the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Fund. The world champion in Thai boxing and kickboxing Vitaly Hurkou leaves for Ukraine.
The March of Mothers takes place.
People stand in line to the Pervy Tsvetnoy shop all day long.
Two riot policemen wearing balaclavas and with changed voices declare on STV TV channel that they will not leave the Belarusian streets.
The head of the BOC, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Benjamin, bans people from singing “Mahutny Bozha” anthem.
the license of Alyaksandr Pylchanka, lawyer for Viktar Babaryka and Maryia Kalesnikava, is revoked.
Alyaksandr Kurban, a Belaruskali specialist, refuses to get out of the mine after a night shift.
A march of people with disabilities takes place in Minsk.
In Minsk, protesters block the ring road in the morning.
The head of the GUBOPiK Mikalai Karpyankou says that lethal weapons, including firearms, will be humanely used against the protesters.
In Hrodna, the director of the children’s hospice, Volha Vyalichka, is sentenced. She was detained the day before at a charity meeting.
Journalists are detained at the Women’s March and student rally: Daria Spyavak gets sentenced to 13 days, Vadzim Zamirouski, Usevalad Zarubin and Artsyom Mayorau get sentenced to 15 days in jail each.
Lawyer of Illya Saley is released home from the pre-trial detention center.
A large-scale Partisan March is held with 280 people detained. Shots are fired in Minsk (the police say they are fired in the air, but it looks different on the video).
The head of the GUBOPiK Mikalay Karpyankou says that only “street bandits, the most radical part, remain on the streets, with money, some drugs and alcohol given to them.”
A Norwegian MP nominates Tsikhanouskaya, Kalesnikava and Tsapkala for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The owner of a flower shop Maksim Kharoshyn leaves Belarus for rehabilitation.
The political strategist Vitaly Shklyarau and the member of the Constitutional Court presidium Lilyia Ulasava are released. They were among the participants in the meeting with Lukashenka in the KGB pre-trial detention center.
Minsk hosted two marches of pensioners – one pro-government, and the second under white-red-white flags.
The logo and publications of the Telegram channel NEXTA and NEXTA-Live are recognized as extremist.
Lukashenka calls the 73-year-old activist Nina Bahinskaya a convinced person and says “not to take her off the squares”.
A 53-year-old woman from Nyasvizh is taken to the police station because of the white-red-white suit of her dog.
The man who was seen in the picture with a water cannon part gets 20,000 BYN collected for him to pay for a lawyer in a couple of hours.
Pavel Sevyarynets’s prison term is extended by two months. The list of political prisoners in Belarus increases to 102 people.
In Pinsk, after the elections, the judge refuses to try cases under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code and resigns.
The Hrodna Children’s Hospice is searched.
The Sakharov Prize for 2020 in the field of human rights has been awarded to the Belarusian opposition.
Lukashenka declares that the pro-government rally involving 300 thousand people will not take place because too many people are willing to participate in it.
In Dobrush, the administrator of the Telegram channel “Data of the punitive forces of Belarus” is detained. He is 15 years old.
The People’s Ultimatum March takes place. By the evening, peaceful protesters are dispersed with flash grenades. Security officials are running around quarters near the Arlouskaya Street. The riot police force their way into a private apartment to arrest the people hiding there. More than 500 people were detained at the march.
A nationwide strike begins – Hrodna Azot, Belaruskali, MTW, Atlant join it. The workers of Belarusneft who went on strike are fired.
A joint march of students and pensioners takes place in Minsk.
BY_help has spent over $ 1.1 million in post-election relief.
Lukashenka talks about the crackdown on Arlouskaya street: “It was my order, I had to get these drug addicts out of the apartments.”
As many as 500 criminal cases were initiated under articles on mass disorders. As to the statements of those beaten by the police, not a single one was initiated.
Thirty-five employees of BSUIR, teachers and students of the linguistic university go on strike, Lukashenka calls on repressing them.
The factories are starting to lay off workers who took part in the strike.
A Molotov cocktail is thrown into the traffic police building in Mazyr.
Yury Karayeu gets dismissed, and Ivan Kubrakou becomes the next Minister of the Interior. Ex-head of the KGB Valery Vakulchyk is made assistant to the president in the Brest region, Karayeu takes a similar post in the Hrodna region.
Lukashenka proposes to involve former servicemen in the people’s militias and give them lethal weapons.
Lukashenka demands to take measures on non-recognition of diplomas received abroad.
Belarus closes borders with Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine.
Cafes and restaurants that took part in the strike are closing. College teachers are being dismissed en masse and students are being expelled.
Lukashenka calls Latushka a “lakhushka” or simpleton and talks about the “discord” in the opposition.
Twenty students of the medical university are expelled, they are supported by classmates, teachers and doctors.
Belarusians who study abroad cannot enter the country.
There plans to toughen punishment for participation in protests and “illegal use of flags”: a fine of up to 200 basic units (5,400 BYN) and arrest for up to 30 days.
In Zhodzina, a 75-year-old woman was tried for a photo with a white and red pastille – “she was protesting with a marshmallow,” said a policeman.
Another Sunday protest march is held. The protesters were dispersed in a particularly harsh way: stun grenades were used against, people were ambushed in the backyards, and in the field near the Kurapaty forest the security forces arranged a ‘safari’. They chased the demonstrators in cars. More than 310 people were detained.
After the Sunday march, investigators opened a criminal case under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order). The suspects list includes 231 people detained the day before.
Medical University professors collect signatures in support of expelled students.
Parents of BSUIR students prepare an appeal to the rector with a demand to stop the persecution of students for dissent, as well as to stop the dismissal of teachers. Otherwise, they will refuse to pay for their studies.
MSLU teachers sign an open letter to the rector of the university with a request to reinstate the expelled students and return the dismissed colleagues to work.
An action of solidarity is held in Minsk next to the Scientific and Research Center of Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology – people are holding the posters “Free our doctors” and “Why doctors held on Akrestsina Street?”
Doctors who were detained at an action of solidarity with expelled students of the medical university are sent to jail.
Lukashenka says that he ordered the commander of the border troops not to let into the country not only people with someone else’s passports, but also those “smart” Belarusians who left the country at this difficult time.
The apartment where Nina Bahinskaya lives is searched.
The European Union imposes sanctions against Lukashenka and 14 other officials.
A criminal case is brought up against BSW workers because of the strike and they are invoiced for stopping the furnaces.
The medical university begins to restore the “expelled” students.
A third metro line is opened in Minsk, Lukashenka promised to hold new elections.
OSCE calls on the Belarusian authorities to hold new presidential elections. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry does not agree.
Lukashenka launches BelNPP.
Almost 60 people were detained at the protest of doctors near the 1st hospital in Minsk.
The journalist of Nasha Niva Katsyaryna Karpitskaya was detained and sentenced to 15 days in jail.
After the backyard concerts, the group “Reha” and the musician Pavel Arakelyan are detained.
In Minsk, people are not allowed to gather in a large column for the weekly march. Participants walk around the city in small groups. The number of detainees exceeded 1,000 people. Many are brutalized by the police.
Zmitser Dashkevich is released after 15 days of arrest and reports torture at Akrestsin Street.
The first unit of the Belarusian NPP stops generating power – voltage transformers are out of order.
Three-meter white-red-white underpants are hung between houses in Minsk.
Law enforcement agencies block the accounts of Belarusians who received compensation from the BY_help initiative.
Lukashenka threatens to liquidate those private companies where trade unions will not be formed by the end of the year.
A new company is being recruited at the Kupala Theater — students are called to auditions.
Human rights activists report that 900 criminal cases have already been brought up against supporters of changes in Belarus.
In the evening, unknown persons in masks come to take off the white-red-white ribbons on the Square of Changes, a scuffle begins. The last message that 31-year-old Raman Bandarenka writes in the local chat says “I’m going out!” He was beaten, taken into a minibus and taken to the Central District Department of Internal Affairs. An hour and a half later, the man was taken to the hospital with cerebral edema.
Alana Habramariyam, representative of Tsikhanouskaya for the work with youth and students, has her flat searched. Security officials visit several more activists.
Raman Bandarenka dies.
People form a chain of solidarity, arrange memorials in memory of Raman Bandarenka.
The Investigative Committee suspends the investigation of Alyaksandr Taraikouski’s case. A criminal case has not yet been initiated, although there is a witness to his death.
Riot police come to the editorial office of Narodnaya Volya. They confiscate the circulation of the latest issue of the newspaper.
Alyaksandr Mrochak’s dacha set on fire by unknown perpetrators. A doll with bloody eyes and a threatening note were left on the spot.
Funeral watch in the Square of Changes holds on – people come to the yard on Charviakova street all day with lamps and flowers.
A man in a grey sweatsuit, who attacked Raman Bandarenka turns out to be very similar to a famous sportsman, world champion in Thai boxing and kickboxing Dzmitry Shakuta.
The BYSOL Solidarity Fund launches another project after its accounts were blocked.
The National Anti-Crisis Management (Belarusian Opposition) claims to have a copy of the Interior Ministry’s internal report. According to the document, from August 9 to November 3, 25,800 people were detained in the country for “violation of the legislation on mass events and committing other violations during their conduct. More than 24 thousand administrative protocols were drawn up. There were 4,000 complaints about violence on the part of law-enforcement agencies.
The march in memory of Raman Bandarenka “I’m going out” takes place. The law enforcers carry out a sweep on Square of Changes. Over 1,100 people were detained all over the country.