Lukashenko inaugurated secretly amid protests, sanctions threat
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko assumed his sixth term of office on Wednesday during a surprise ceremony after weeks of mass protests.
Workers and students strike against LukashenkoFactory workers chanted slogans, students and pensioners took to the streets, and police detained dozens on Monday as the Belarusian opposition sought to ramp up pressure on veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko with a nationwide strike.
Belarus: Opposition says general strike underway as Lukashenko ignores call to resignHundreds of students have gathered outside universities in the capital Minsk clapping and chanting slogans.View on euronews
Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya calls for nationwide strikeTikhanovskaya said the deadline for authorities to meet her demands, which included Lukashenko announcing his resignation, would expire at 11:59 pm on Sunday.View on euronews
Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100,000 protestThe opposition has given Belarusian President Lukashenko an ultimatum: Resign by midnight or face a national strike.
Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rightsThe award comes as EU sanctions Belarusian officials amid protests and refuses to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as the leader.
EU agrees sanctions against Lukashenko for crackdown on Belarus protestsEU foreign ministers also agreed to sanction Russian officials over the suspected poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.View on euronews
No Belarus sanctions by EU despite Tikhanovskaya pleaBelarus' opposition leader makes a shocking presentation but EU foreign ministers still unable to agree on sanctions.