In Minsk the riot police opened fire on those standing on the balconies people
In Minsk law enforcement agencies opened fire on people standing on the balconies of apartment houses, according to Sputnik of Belarus. Video of the incident posted on YouTube.
The incident occurred in the vicinity of the metro station "Grushevka" on the prospectus Dzerzhinsky.
According to the Agency, the police rushed to the pursuit of the protesters, while witnesses standing on the balcony located next to multi-storey buildings gave advice on where to hide. "In response to "coordinators" fired several shots from a pump-action rifles", — said the Agency.
The protest action in Minsk and other Belarusian cities began in the evening of August 9 after the announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential election. According to the CEC, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko won 80 percent of the votes and his main rival Svetlana Tikhanovski 10 percent. Opposition results not recognized.
After the polls closed, the citizens who are dissatisfied with the organization and results of the voting, took to the streets. Unauthorized mass protests continue for a fourth day.
To disperse the security forces used water cannons, tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets. One person was killed, many are in hospitals. Detained about six thousand people.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland discussed the need for "a robust European response" to the brutality in the suppression of protests in Belarus, said the head of the Lithuanian foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
He added that Belarus needs a new election of the President, as the past has not been free and democratic.
In addition, the President of Lithuania Gitanos Nausea invited the authorities of Belarus plan of action of the three stages, which was also supported by the leaders of Poland and Latvia.
The US has not decided how to respond to events in Belarus, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
"We haven't decided what the appropriate answer, but I can say that we will work with our European partners, with our friends, that love freedom, and equally concerned about this incident. We want a good result for the people of Belarus and will take action based on that," said Pompeo in an interview, the text of which was circulated by the state Department.
"We were very concerned about the elections and deeply disappointed that they were more free and fair. We have seen this behavior before, and we regret that and now this was happening. Then we saw the ensuing violence, the treatment of peaceful protesters is not the way you should handle them," said Pompeo.