Belarus, Protest, Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus, Protest

Taxi driver helps protester escape from riot police in Belarus

Taxi driver helps protester escape from riot police in Belarus

9/25/2020 12:53:00 AM

Taxi driver helps protester escape from riot police in Belarus

Video clip showing movie-like pursuit and escape in Minsk spreads across social media

The 16-second video clip, filmed by a Euroradio.fm reporter, features a movie-like pursuit and escape that unfolded in a Minsk residential area on Wednesday evening as crowds protested against what they said was the illegitimate inauguration of Lukashenko.

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The video shows a young man being chased by baton-wielding policemen in riot gear who then manages to jump into a taxi.The taxi driver, who appeared to be waiting for the traffic lights to change, then apparently makes a split second judgment, zigzags around another car, briefly mounting the pavement before speeding away despite the angry shouts of the policemen.

Police in Belarus detained 364 people at anti-government protests on Wednesday, according to the country’s interior ministry. The protesters accuse Lukashenko, who has led his country for 26 years, of rigging the 9 August presidential election, a charge he denies.

Lukashenko, 66, was sworn in for a new term in an inauguration held without prior notice and denounced as illegitimate by the opposition, the European Union and the United States. Read more: The Guardian »

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wonderful 2bad that George Floyd wasnt that lucky. Not all taxi drivers bustard When you can no longer tell the difference between Belarus and the US. Yet more Nato Shilling from the worst paper in the UK

Taxi driver helps demonstrator flee riot police in BelarusThe footage recorded the renewed unrest in Minsk after President Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in for a sixth consecutive term in an unannounced inauguration despite allegations of vote rigging. O he going to regret that if they catch him, aiding and abetting a fugitive, hit and run, reckless driving 🤷🏽‍♂️ I hope the “demonstrator” tipped you well buddy, you going to need every penny if your caught

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Taxi driver helps demonstrator flee riot police in BelarusThe footage recorded the renewed unrest in Minsk after President Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in for a sixth consecutive term in an unannounced inauguration despite allegations of vote rigging. O he going to regret that if they catch him, aiding and abetting a fugitive, hit and run, reckless driving 🤷🏽‍♂️ I hope the “demonstrator” tipped you well buddy, you going to need every penny if your caught

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