Scotland became the first country in the United Kingdom to enact legislation prohibiting the physical punishment of children under the age of 16. In Scotland, a law has come into force against spanking children, according to the online edition Express and Star on Saturday, November 7.
French President Emmanuel Macron irked by the on goings in Belarus notably the brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrators by the Lukashenko led administration, President Macron has ramped up the pressure on the embattled Belarus president by insisting that Alexander Lukashenko must vacate office, saying Lukashenko “must go”.
Belarusians aren’t giving up just yet. Their rallying call remains one, Lukashenko must go!! For the fifth consecutive Sunday, the streets of Belarus’s major cities have been flooded with a sea of demonstrators in their tens of thousands demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Minsk, the capital city of Belarus was once again a scene of chaos as thousands of women took to the streets on Saturday in protest against the Belarusian head of state over the recent handling of the election. Lukashenko’s continued illegal stay on power and his government’s autocratic tendencies.
Lukashenko desperately clinches onto power following a controversial election. The nation’s authorities have blocked more than 50 of the country’s news websites in a desperate bid to block the dissemination of news of Belarus. Among the blocked news websites are the popular Belsat, a satellite TV news channel that is funded by Poland. Also blocked was Radio liberty’s news website.
The Belarusian opposition leader, Sviatlana Tikhanovskaya held her first press conference in Lithuania while in exile, on Saturday (August 22nd). Criticizing President Lukashenko, the Belarusian opposition leader stressed that his countrymen would “never” agree to compromise with the current government.