Belarusians of Arizona to hold a solidarity line with Belarus on August 16 in Phoenix, Arizona

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PHOENIX - eTradeWire -- Belarusians of Arizona to hold a solidarity line with Belarus on August 16 in Phoenix, Arizona

Hundreds of thousands of Belarusians in the country and around the world have joined a wave of protests after the results of the August 9's presidential elections have been deemed rigged by the US and EU as not fair.

Aliaksandr Lukashenka, in power since 1994, announced he has won 80% of the votes. However, according to the exit polls, the presidential challenger Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya gathered 70-80% of votes in the country. The OFFICIAL election protocols from the Belarusian embassies of New York and Washington DC in the US confirm the victory of Sviatlana by 95% of votes.

To protest the rigging of elections, Belarusians joined for peaceful protests and were met by SWAT teams armed with rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades. 7,000 of peaceful people have been beaten and arrested by the police. There are several confirmed deaths of civilians. The news of police brutality and torture have shaken the world.

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Belarusians of Arizona denounce the official election results and implore Belarus' authorities to peacefully stop violence against Belarusian people, release all political prisoners, and transfer power to the newly elected President Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. We demand the release of all political prisoners.

Belarusian people need your help and support to stop the violence of law enforcement agencies and declare the true result of the elections.

We invite people of all nationalities: Belarusian, American, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian who are not indifferent about the human rights violations happening in Belarus to join us for the peaceful protest. We invite media to attend the event and support our quest for democracy.

On August 16th, we will gather in front of the Capitol at 6 pm to form a chain of solidarity. In the program: mini-concert featuring Kunta (Epik Dance, USA), Liana Burtsava (guitar, Belarus), German Wegbrait (guitar, Uruguay).

More information about the event can be found at https://bit.ly/belarusaz. For media inquiries and questions, please contact Liana Burtsava at liana.burtsava (a) gmail.com

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