800 arrested in Belarus for protesting constitution change

At least 800 people were arrested in Belarus on Monday for protesting the result of a referendum that approved a new constitution renouncing the country‚Äôs non-nuclear status. The approval of the referendum, with 65.2% voted in favor of changing the constitution, comes at a time when Belarus has become a launching pad for Russia in invading Ukraine. The new constitution could mean the presence again of nuclear weapons in Belarus for the first time since the country gave them up after the fall of the Soviet Union. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Sunday he could ask Russia to return … Continue reading 800 arrested in Belarus for protesting constitution change