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02 December 2021, 15:35

Lukashenko: Opposition is plotting new protests in Belarus

MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – The opposition is making preparations for new protests in Belarus, President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.

“They are getting ready for this. I have recently got hold of their program. It is frightening and insane and I believe that they expect to get funding for it. They understand that if someone takes to the streets, this will be done to get financing,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

According to him, the organizers of protests are ready to push protesters under the batons of law enforcement officers for the sake of money. Answering a clarifying question about the content of the opposition's program, the head of state noted that it provides for three stages of protests. “The third stage is to bring people to the streets, to escalate the situation to the limit,” the president said.

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