Election in Belarus: Day after LIVE

10 August 2020, part 3

10 August 2020, part 2

We continue our special post-election broadcast on August, 10 (in Belarusian language). For updates in English, please follow us on Twitter.

Today we talk about what is happening in the streets of Belarusian cities, sum up and discuss the clashes of August 9.

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10 August 2020, part 1

On Monday morning, election officials published the preliminary results of the 2020 presidential election. According to them, Аlyaksandr Lukashenka has got 80.23% of votes, Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya — 9.9%, Hanna Kanapatskaya — 1.68%, Аndrey Dzmitryeu — 1.04%, Syarhei Cherachan — 1.13%. 6.02% reportedly voted against all the candidates.

As of 10:00 on August 10, the human rights centre Viasna is aware of at least 213 people detained in Belarus on August 9, one person is reportedly dead.

The Spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, Volha Chamadanava, said there had been no deaths during the protest.

Paddy wagon hitting protester in Minsk. Video: Tatiana Zenkovich / EPA / Scanpix / LETA

(UPD) 3,000 persons have been detained for participating in ‘unauthorised mass events’ in Belarus (a thousand – in Minsk); there are 50 injured, including 39 policemen, the Belarusian Interior Ministry says on Telegram.

Meanwhile, a criminal case has been launched under Articles 293 and 364 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (mass riots, assault on police officers and material damage).

There are still internet connection problems throughout the country. The Internet is down or not working properly. It is impossible to send information in messengers, numerous independent websites are blocked.

Girl kneeling down in front of OMON riot police. Minsk, 9 August 2020. Photo: Belsat.eu
Person injured in protests in Minsk. 9 August 2020. Photo: Аlyaksandr Vasyukovich / Vot-tak.tv / Belsat.eu

Мinsk. 9 August 2020. Photo: Аlyaksandr Vasyukovich / Vot-tak.tv / Belsat.euBelsat.eu