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The expert explained how the failure of protests in Belarus will affect young people

Protests in Belarus can not be called natural because they Mature before the presidential election, the lack of leadership and structured prevents protesters to enlist mass support, and possible failure of the protest movement, the opposition could force young people to do social projects or to emigrate, says researcher Berlin Centre for East European and international studies Kostiantyn Fedorenko.

The evening of 9 August, after the presidential elections in Belarus, in a number of cities began mass unauthorized protest, which continued Monday. Protesters in Central Minsk erecting barricades out of garbage cans. The militia used against them tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades, and drove the protesters from the city centre. On Monday, the interior Ministry reported that one protester was killed, he tried to throw an unidentified explosive device in the direction of law enforcement. Tuesday protests in Belarus continues.