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22 Nov 2020 | 01:30 AM UTC

Belarus: Nationwide protests scheduled on November 22

Nationwide anti-government protests scheduled on November 22; disruption likely

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BLR

Event

Anti-government demonstrations are scheduled to take place throughout urban centers of Belarus, including Minsk, on Sunday, November 22. The demonstrations are scheduled to take place at approximately 12:00 (local time). Organizers of the event have called for participants to demonstrate in their local areas.

Previous related demonstrations have led to heavy-handed police measures, including the use of water cannon and stun grenades in an effort to disperse demonstrators.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are likely in the vicinity of any demonstration, with clashes between security forces and protesters likely to occur.

Advice

Individuals in Belarus are advised to avoid the vicinity of the demonstration as a precaution, monitor developments, anticipate transportation and business disruptions near protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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