Protests continue in Belarus, EU calls for dialogue and may impose sanctions
Almaty. August 12. KazTAG - Mass protests against the results of the presidential elections continue in Belarus, the European Union has called for dialogue to avoid further violence, report the foreign mass media sources.
According to the Ukrainian newspaper NV, people are being detained in the streets of Minsk. Security forces have been using flash and noise grenades against the protesters. The total number of detainees is about 5 thousand, 200 people were taken to hospitals.
Law enforcement officers have been detaining journalists, taking their footage away. The mobile internet is unavailable in the country.
According to Censor.net, the President of Lithuania called for an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Europe to discuss measures to stabilize the situation in Belarus.
Tut.by reports that the EU has also called on the political leadership of Belarus to start a sincere and comprehensive dialogue with the population in order to avoid further violence.
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