Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has vowed to “stand till the end” in protests over disputed elections and subsequent violence.
She told the BBC that if the protest movement stepped back now, they would be “slaves”.
Protests and strikes continue, but President Alexander Lukashenko shows no sign of backing down nearly two weeks after the election was held.
He has vowed to crush the unrest in the coming days.
Ms Tikhanovskaya stood as the main opposition candidate, drawing large crowds during the election campaign.
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