Belarus workers walk out on factories to back opposition

CROWDS of workers walked off the job today at several factories in Belarus’s capital Minsk in support of the opposition calling for leader Alexander Lukashenko to step down.

Hundreds of workers marched from the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) and the Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) after the opposition called for strikes against Lukashenko’s disputed claim to have won re-election on Sunday.