Belarus workers, students start nationwide strike in new challenge to Lukashenko

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    Belarussian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya called for a nationwide strike to start on Monday to push for President Alexander Lukashenko’s resignation. But the opposition is up against economic pressure and police violence. FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg reports from Minsk.

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