Four days have passed since the start of post-election protests in Belarus. In many cities and towns, people took to the streets to show their discontent with allegedly vote rigging when the Belarusian authorities announced the official exit poll results. According to them, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the first and still the only president of Belarus, has gained nearly 80% of votes.
Thousands of dissenters across the country take part in protest rallies and solidarity chains; they have to flee from internal troops and OMON riot policemen; the latter are extremely cruel to the protesters. Until Wednesday morning, there have been Internet connection problems in the country; police keep using excessive force against protesters. Over these days, photographers of Belsat.eu and Vot-tak.tv have been working amid the whizz of rubber bullets and flashbang grenades’ bursting in the streets of Minsk, filming the most massive street protests in the last 20 years.
Аlyaksandr Vasyukovich / Iryna Arakhouskaya / Svyatlana Far / ТК / Belsat.eu / Vot-tak.tv