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08 Dec 2019 | 12:12 PM UTC

Belarus: Anti-Russia march held in Minsk December 8

Protesters march through Minsk on December 8 to oppose deepening relations with Russia; additional demonstrations possible over the coming days

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Event

Several hundred people marched through downtown Minsk on Sunday, December 8, for a second consecutive day to protest closer integration with Russia. Demonstrations broke out on Saturday, December 7, in response to a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Additional demonstrations may be held in Minsk over the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near all protest sites.

Advice

Individuals in Minsk are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.