JRL NEWSWATCH: “Tikhanovskaya’s People’s Ultimatum deadline expires, general strike due to start” – bne Intellinews/ Ben Aris

Map of Belarus and Environs, adapted from images at cia.gov

“Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya set a deadline of October 25 for Lukashenko to leave office or face a general strike that will bring the country to its knees. Lukashenko has not quit.”

“The [Sunday] deadline … expired … set by … nominal victor in Belarus’ presidential election Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as part of the ‘People’s Ultimatum.’ … demand[ing] … self-appointed President Alexander Lukashenko leave office by October 25, release all political prisoners and end the violence or else the … country would … [have] a general strike that will collapse the economy. Lukashenko has met none of these demands. Tikhanovskaya’s ultimatum seems to have revitalised … protesters … out in record numbers … [reportedly] over 200,000 [Sunday] ….”

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