Belarus protesters have been filmed fighting back against secret service operators, believed to be part of Russia’s KGB. Widespread rallies and demonstrations have been cropping up across the eastern European country following the election. The vote is widely believed to have been rigged in favour of longtime leader, President Alexander Lukashenko, with the help of Vladimir Putin.
Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood tweeted a video, saying: “Incredible footage of the KGB attempting the lift a protester -but the people have other ideas. Tensions are rising.
“The UK does not recognise Lukashenko’s presidency – as the situation escalates the West should think carefully about pre-empting any Russian aggression.”
In the video, plain clothes officers can be seen tackling and apprehending a fleeing protester.
As they attempt to carry him away, a crowd of other demonstrators descends on them, forcing them away.
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Public and political mass events were held in the country.
42 centres of political activity were recorded, according to the Government.
The most active were held in the capital, Minsk.
In total, 32 people were detained throughout the country, pending consideration of cases on administrative violations.