City of Minsk, the capital and most populous city of Belarus
Unrest in Belarus seems to be worsening with it being reported that State TV staff are joining the strikes. TV channels ran repeat programming when the staff walked out protesting against censorship and the suspect election results.
In the meantime it is reported that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition candidate has suggested that she could act as interim leader.
Belarus in a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Minsk is the capital of Belarus.
The Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been heckled by workers on a visit to a factory, workers chanted “leave” and booed. He is insisting that he will not allow a fresh vote after the allegations of ballot fraud.
Lukashenko has led Belarus since 1994 and has close relations with Russia which supplies much of their energy supplies.
Mostly peaceful protests in Belarus