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Belarus strike to go ahead, says oppn leader
Belarus strike to go ahead, says oppn leader

Minsk, Oct 26 (TIWN) Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has said that a nation wide strike called on Monday against President Alexander Lukashenko, will go ahead despite police firing stun grenades at protesters the previous day.

Ms Tikhanovskaya issued an ultimatum earlier this month threatening a strike if Alexander Lukashenko did not resign.  Protests have swept the country since Mr Lukashenko claimed victory in an August poll widely viewed as rigged.  Social media posts suggest the strike has already begun.  Videos posted to independent media site show empty factories and students walking out of their universities.

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