Demonstration in support of Belarus opposition

Two dozen people gathered on Prague’s Old Town Square on Saturday to demonstrate their support for the Belarus opposition. The demonstrators called for the release of all political prisoners and an end to repression of the regime’s opponents.

The Czech Senate this week issued a condemnation of Belarus for its crackdown on demonstrators after presidential elections in December and the arrest of several hundred political opponents of President Alexandr Lukashenko. Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg told the chamber that the Lukashenko regime was an insufferable dictatorship and said he would push for sanctions against the country in the EU.