Belarus opposition calls for general strike after biggest protests yet

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.

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