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Thousands of workers march to Belarus parliament from Minsk tractor factory as protests intensify

Posted On: Aug 14, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

Thousands of workers march to Belarus parliament from Minsk tractor factory as protests intensify

Demonstrators left the protest-hit Minsk Tractor Works and headed towards government facilities in the center of the capital shortly after the country's prime minister arrived at the factory to talk to workers.
The march on Friday comes amid a wave of anti-government protests in Belarus. The plant, also known by the abbreviation MTZ, is one of the biggest employers in the Belarus capital, giving jobs to some 15,000 people. A significant part of the staff took to the streets of Minsk chanting “Leave” to incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko and calling on workers from other plants to join them.
The march remained peaceful and was not opposed by the police at the time of writing. However security officers had blocked the path towards the building of the Central Election Commission, preventing the protesters from reaching it.
Belarus. Happening right now. Thousands of demonstrators are marching on the main street in Minsk. Workers of MTZ, Minsk Tractor Works, who announced strike, joined street protesters....

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