Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday arrived at the presidential palace in Minsk by a helicopter and was seen holding an assault rifle in his hands, The Pul Pervogo Telegram channel, which is related to the president’s press office, reported.
Earlier, s Sputnik correspondent said that the helicopter landed on the premises of the presidential palace.
The channel said that Lukashenko arrived at the presidential palace and posted a video where the president was holding the assault rifle. Notably, the rifle did not have a magazine.
Opposition protesters have earlier approached Lukashenko’s residence, which is guarded by riot police.
Another video has been shared, showing Lukashenko walking outside Independence Palace in Minsk, while holding a rifle.
This comes after massive anti-government protests took place in central Minsk earlier on Sunday, with opposition supporters demanding Lukashenko's resignation and new presidential elections.