The US Embassy in Belarus informed the Americans on Saturday about the need to be more vigilant about potential rallies, meetings, protests and demonstrations on the territory of the Republic of Belarus after October 25 – the deadline for the “People’s Ultimatum” presented to Alexander Lukashenko by opposition forces …
Last week, one of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, presented a “People’s Ultimatum” to President Alexander Lukashenko, urging Minsk to fulfill certain requirements no later than October 25. If the requirements were not met, Tikhanovskaya warned Lukashenka about the consequences – protests, strikes, blocking traffic and other measures.
“The security forces and protesters can use force during protests, demonstrations, rallies and other similar mass gatherings,” the embassy said in a statement.
The diplomatic mission called on US citizens to avoid public demonstrations and to realize that “gatherings designed to be peaceful can quickly escalate into confrontation and violence. In addition, these actions may cause disruptions to public transport, traffic delays, street closures, and increased police presence around rallies, ”the statement said.
The diplomats recommended that the citizens of the United States stock up on food, drinking water, medicine, cash and other essentials for at least three days, and also consider leaving Belarus, including by land transport or by plane.
Demands for a “people’s ultimatum” include Lukashenko’s resignation and the release of all political prisoners.