Sunday, October 14, 2007
Belarus Allows Rare Pro-EU Rally
Thousands of opposition supporters in Belarus have taken part in a rare demonstration for ties with the EU. President Alexander Lukashenko, who sought to ban similar rallies in the past, allowed the protest to go ahead in the capital of Minsk. The president has been barred from traveling to the US and the EU, which accuses him of rigging elections. But he has recently sought to build links with the Eu, following fuel price rises by Russia, Belarus' main ally.