Protests erupt after Belarus election
December 19th, 2010
10:59 PM ET

Protests erupt after Belarus election

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, once called "the last dictator in Europe" by a U.S. official, easily won re-election in voting Sunday, according to exit polls reported by several media outlets.

Meanwhile, opposition candidates were protesting in the capital city of Minsk and clashing with police. Two opposition candidates were injured, one reportedly seriously.

One demonstration was in support of presidential candidate Vladimir Neklyayev, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.

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  1. Phoenix – this is called "democracy" in Belarus

    December 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. john

    lulz. this country is going down the toilet.

    December 20, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. sugar

    I would protest too he I was there! I feel that there is little of democracy about this election. I wish that change was not born of violence -most of the time it does ya know. We should take note and look at what is going on around us here in the States. Our government is showing some socialist threads here and there.A leading socialist year ago said America would never adopt socialism openly but would become socialist through secretive means and a blind eye. Not exactly his words but thats the meat of it.

    December 20, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Nane

    and that is all what internatinal media have about what's going on in Belarus at the moment?? why don't they write that Neklyayev dissappeared from the hospital and by the moment it is unknown where he is – some unindentified individuals carried him away at night just from the hospital in the bed linen and no one of hospital personnel stopped them? why don't they write that people protesting yesterday at the square are still being arrested in their flats? and that independent websites are blocked because the computers (and of course the journalists) were taken by the military forces? and that's just the top of the iceberg about what international media should write and they are keeping silence! who will help Belarusians if they are being beaten up by other Belarusians – those special military forces who get their salary for beating up old people, women, girls, unarmed men, their neighbours, friends, the people of their own country??

    December 20, 2010 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Veritas

    Hey the dummies over here voted the reps back into power. dont try to make it seem like it was done to them. they did it to us all. now we've gotta live with the consequences of the wishy washy dems. the tea party are a socialist group trying to start unrest and chaos in our own country under the guise of patriotism. you fools who ran and voted gop after only 2 years. now things could have been turning around but you blew it. if your a democrat and you voted gop its your fault this happened now we're fkd. thanks wussies!

    December 20, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Moon

    I am an independent political voter and thinker and not in any way biased towards the GOP; but they are certainly not socialist. Don't even smell of it a tiny whiff. They are so opposite and it's absurd to declare otherwise. In addition, the majority who voted them in for the half term elections were not democrats. Smh.

    December 20, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    I find it crude and strange that after all these centuries, people still fall for that age old ploy used by crooked politicians. What is this ploy? Divide and conquer/control. As long as they can keep (D) snipping at the heels of (R), and (R) loudmouthing (D), the only ones who have the time to keep an eye on these political rascals are the (T). T for truth seeker. How can you be a (D) or (R) and a (T) at the same time without being biased?

    December 20, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Fred Bartkowski

    Have felt the same way for very long time.
    The real party in power is the washington lobbyists. A group of ex polititions, corporate board members (and their flaks) and bankers.
    The rest of the clowns just do the required acting each day then adjourn, Republican and Democrat alike, to the back rooms and bars for scotch and jokes about how "we fooled em again."

    December 20, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. herewegoagain

    i dont know if (cesar) is included but it should,i caught a sale & bought 30 cans,my dogs are sick & vomiting,i stopped feeding them anything other than food i eat myself

    December 20, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. herewegoagain

    i spent $3000 on vet bills on the last round,after dealing with the pet foof co. for 9 months,they partialy repaid,my dogs almost died...

    December 20, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. Frank

    People of the United States.
    I remember a similar Pet Food problem a couple of years ago It amazes me that these Pet Food Corporate SOB's did not learn from that event that killed alot of pets.
    In regard to Belarus,If Putin supported the Belarus President was the outcome really ever in doubt?No matter what anyone tells me,Russia still holds power over the former Soviet Satellite Countries.

    December 20, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. well

    And how do we fix this garbage going on over there? I an part of the T group. I see that this country could have Glory ifwe all took a bite of truth and stopped eatin the poop these puppets feed us. I knew there was more to the story than was reported. Always is these days.

    December 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |