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Belarus Protests Continue as EU and U.S. Refuse to Recognize Lukashenko as Legitimate Ruler

HeadlineSep 28, 2020

In Belarus, police again deployed tear gas and arrested scores of protesters during the seventh straight week of demonstrations demanding the ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Lukashenko was quietly inaugurated last week, but both the U.S. and the EU said they do not recognize his rule as legitimate. Critics say last month’s election was rigged, and many of the leaders of the opposition have gone into exile.

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