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Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovskaya flees to Lithuania after second night of protests

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Lithuania’s foreign minister said Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main challenger to Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s presidential election in Belarus, had crossed the border and was safe.

On Tuesday, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya had crossed the border during the protests in her home country and was safe.

Tikhanovskaya’s whereabouts were unknown late Monday. Her support team had been unable to reach her by phone after she left the election commission building.

In a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, Tikhanovskaya said she made the “difficult decision” to leave the country.

Source: DW

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