By supporting his enterprise, a person provides for his family for a long time. The money paid by the organizers of the protests will last for a couple of days.
This statement was made on Friday, August 14, by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
He noted that by organizing strikes at enterprises, citizens are doing worse only to themselves. By paralyzing production, they only provide a service to other countries, freeing up space on the international market.
“If you don’t make ten tractors today, tomorrow the Germans will come with the Americans, the Russians will bring their equipment. Everyone is fighting for these markets in order to sell some kind of tractor. If we stop, then we will never be able to promote our own production”.
According to him, Minsk will not forbid anyone to take to the streets – people themselves must understand that they are being pushed into a “swamp”.
“It is necessary to explain to the people that by saving production you are feeding your family. You can walk outside. There they walk in thousands – you can join. Only if they give money there, it will be enough for a couple of days. Some are paid extra, we know them and have shown them. They will give it for two days, but what next?” – the president continued.
Attempted coup in Belarus
On Sunday, August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus, following which Alexander Lukashenko won. Western countries, for which the Belarusian leader had been a hindrance for a long time, did not put up with the voting results. As a result, pre-planned riots broke out in Belarus.
Attempts by law enforcement officers to keep the situation under control turned into clashes with radicals. At the same time, the Western media, actively covering the protests, focus specifically on the actions of the security forces against the “peaceful” protesters, as was the case during the coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014.
At the moment, European countries, together with the United States, are on the side of the protesters. They refuse to recognize the election results. The headquarters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leader of the pro-Western opposition, had previously announced that they were preparing for long-term protests aimed at overthrowing the government. Tikhanovskaya herself left for Lithuania.Lukashenko officially announced winner of Belarus elections