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Police detain scores attempting to hold banned rally, days after president warns of foreign-backed plot to topple him. Read more
Hundreds of citizens gathered in Minsk as part of the country's largest street protests to defy the so-called 'social parasite law' taxing the unemployed. Read more
The world saw what Belarus looked like on Saturday evening. Read more
The Washington Post: Belarus had a large protest today. Is it the beginning of a movement, or the end?
It was an unusual sight in Minsk: About a thousand people gathered in the capital Saturday to protest the authoritarian government. Activists, some wrapped in the red-and-white flag of the opposition, shouted “Fascists!" at riot police. Read more
Crackdown by President Lukashenko follows two months of demonstrations against his 23-year rule Read more
Police in Minsk have arrested hundreds of people during a mass rally organised to mark the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarussian People’s Republic. Read more
Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital — a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten. Read more
Human rights groups call for release of men arrested by security forces at Minsk literature festival, and others held as protests rock authoritarian state Read more
Street protests that began with anger at a new tax have Belarus’s authoritarian government in their sights Read more