Protesters filled the streets of Minsk, Belarus, on Sunday, August 23, for the 15th consecutive day of demonstrations over the country’s presidential election results, according to local media reports.
Anti-government protests ignited after it was announced on August 9 that President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected for a sixth term. He has been in power since 1994.
The main opposition candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, claimed the vote was rigged.
This video, filmed on the Sunday, shows a large crowd of protesters marching through Minsk. Many of the demonstrators carry the country’s traditional red and white flag, seen as a symbol of defiance against Lukashenko’s rule.
Media reports put the size of the protest at more than 100,000 people. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful