Belarus opposition calls for general strike after biggest protests yetAugust 17, 2020
Industrial action began on Friday, with thousands of workers downing tools in state-owned factories
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The Belarus opposition has called for a general strike from Monday, after tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the capital Minsk for the biggest rally in recent history, a further sign that the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko is fast losing support.
The opposition call for a strike follows industrial action on Friday,by thousands of workers at state-controlled factories, a traditional support base for Lukashenko.