Hundreds of women demonstrated holding hands in the center of Minsk this Thursday to form a human chain with which they can show their rejection of the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko as Belarusian president in last Sunday’s elections.
The white-clad women with flowers, balloons and banners marched down Independence Avenue and approached the heart of the Belarusian capital, while protesters from other streets joined them, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik. It’s “an easy walk,” said one of them.
It is the second day that they protested against this “chain of solidarity” repeated in other Belarusian cities, which, according to Maria Kolesnikova, a member of the campaign team of the main opposition candidate, Svetlana Tijanovskaya, was seen on BBC.
Alongside Lukashenko, the women are protesting against the violence that led to the demonstrations that started on the same election night and which have already resulted in at least one death, hundreds of injuries and around 7,000 detainees, such as the Ministry of Belarusian Interior.