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Protests have been taking place in Belarus since August 9, after the country’s presidential election was won by incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko. According to the official results, 80.1% of voters voted for the long-time president, with just 10.12% voting for his most prominent opposition, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. After the closing of the polling stations, demonstrations began against the falsification of results. In the weeks since, protests have become less frequent and less violent, but still attract thousands of Belarusian citizens.
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