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Vilnius bridges lit up in white-red-white to support pro-democracy protesters in Belarus

BC, Vilnius, 11.08.2020.Print version
Four bridges in Vilnius were illuminated in the white–red–white colors of the Belarusian national flag on Monday evening in support of pro-democracy protesters in the neighboring country, informs LETA/BNS.

"Vilnius is sending a message of support to the democracy-seeking Belarus," the capital's municipality said in a statement.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Minsk and other cities to protest the result of Sunday's controversial presidential election. 

On Monday, Tikhanovskaya refused to accept Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's victory in the election and declared herself the winner and urged the incumbent president to hand over power.

The 37-year-old teacher of English decided to run for president after her husband, Sergey Tikhanovsky, a popular blogger, was arrested. She has promised to hold a new, fair election in if elected.

A number of members of her election headquarters have been arrested over the past week, too.

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