Two of the Central TV channel of Belarus showed a protest in Minsk
Two of the Central channel in the Sunday news showed coverage of protests in Minsk.
First of the protests reported by the ONT TV channel in six-hour release. It began with information about day of action in support of the President of Republic of Alexander Lukashenko, about half was occupied cutting a video with quotes from the speech of the President. About protesters gathered near the Stela Minsk - hero city, told me little more than a minute. One of the participants told the reporter that she supports the freedom of choice, which people cannot be deprived of. The news was also short, not more than a quarter of an hour.
The STV channel also began to release information about the Pro-government event, but after you mentioned the protests, calling them "alternative walk". "People peacefully marched through the streets of the city and then gathered at the obelisk... the Action is calm, peaceful, citizens can Express their point of view, to communicate among themselves," commented a leading footage with the capital's streets.
The Pro-government public organization "Belaya Rus" on Sunday, held a solidarity rally in support of the current Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The event, which brought together, according to the interior Ministry, about 65 thousand people, was held at the Independence square near the House of government in Minsk city centre, it was attended by the President himself, speaking to the assembled with a 30-minute speech about the situation in the country.
Mass protest actions of the opposition started in Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential elections, which were won by Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, he scored 80.1 percent of the vote. In the early days of the campaign were suppressed by security forces against protesters who disagree with the results, used tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. Then the police stopped to disperse the rallies and enforcement. According to official data, during the first days, more than 6.7 thousand people were arrested. As reported, the interior Ministry, during the riots injured hundreds of people, among them more than 120 law enforcement officers, one protester was killed.