Belarus protests: Govt. says might use live fire against radical organized groups | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Belarus protests: Govt. says might use live fire against radical organized groups

The situation remains tense in Belarus which has been the scene of anti-government rallies since August, with the country's Interior Ministry now threatening to use live fire against "radical" and "organized" opposition protesters.

On Monday, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a crowd of pensioners who had gathered in the capital Minsk for a demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko.

Roman Lashkevich, a spokesman for the Municipal Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee, told Sputnik on Tuesday that most of the participants in Monday's rally were in their retirement age.

Media reports said the protesters called for the resignation of President Lukashenko, chanting “Go away!” and carrying white flags with a red stripe, a symbol of the Belarusian opposition.

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