Large scale protests continue in Belarus, but there are signs of division within the opposition

On September 1 local time, protests continued in Belarus, and thousands of protestors took to the streets to oppose the normal opening of schools in the country. At the same time, there are signs of division within the opposition. Opposition candidate tihanovskaya in the general election issued a statement implicitly criticizing other anti Lukashenko factions. According to Reuters on September 2, protests in Belarus, which have lasted for three weeks, continue. On September 1, thousands of students and teachers took to the streets in Minsk to boycott the opening of school. At the same time, some differences within the opposition began to surface. Since entering Lithuania on August 9, former general election candidate jihanovskaya has always considered himself the real winner of the general election and the leader of the opposition. She also led the formation of an opposition Commission aimed at “ensuring a peaceful transition of power.”. According to Reuters, on September 1, tihanovskaya publicly said that the opposition committee “should not be dominated by any political party”, implicitly criticizing the move of two other opposition politicians, barbarico and Kolesnikova, who have just formed a “together” political party. < p > < p > according to Tass News Agency on August 31, Kolesnikova said through a video that she and the campaign team of another opposition Victor babarico announced that they would form a political party “together”. Soon, they will submit registration documents. She said that the establishment of political parties is to promote Belarus to start constitutional reform as soon as possible. < / P > < p > but tihanovskaya believes that the immediate priority is to oust Lukashenko and hold a new general election, so promoting constitutional reform immediately will “distract attention.”. When meeting with the president of the Supreme Court on August 31, Lukashenko said that it is possible to formulate a referendum plan on constitutional reform. He also acknowledged that there was some authoritarianism in the current Belarusian system, but he refused to accept the request to restore the 1994 constitution.