Special equipment and security forces began to be brought to Minsk

In preparation for the opposition protests on Sunday, law enforcement officers are pulling special equipment and additional forces from the surrounding areas to the Belarusian capital. Interfax reports.

Eyewitnesses reported a number of columns at several entrances to Minsk. At the same time, dozens of trucks with military and law enforcement officers in protective gear, as well as water cannons, barrage systems and off-road vehicles of the “Rubezh” system, are being pulled into the city from the surrounding areas. Armored vehicles are deployed in the center of the Belarusian capital, including armored personnel carriers and armored all-terrain vehicles with heavy machine guns. Several buildings, as well as the central squares of Minsk, are cordoned off. The barriers are guarded by military armed with pistols and Kalashnikovs.

It is noted that the Belarusian opposition has previously announced plans to hold an unauthorized rally on Sunday, November 15.

Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko predicted the timing of the end of the protests in the republic. According to him, the opposition will continue protests until the spring of 2021.

Mass protests have been taking place across Belarus for three months over the official results of the presidential elections on August 9, according to which Lukashenko won 80 percent of the vote. The head of state himself has repeatedly stated that the West is behind what is happening.