For the second night in a row Monday, thousands of protesters who believe Belarus' presidential election was rigged took to the streets of Minsk. In response, riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades at the crowd. Officials said one protester was killed. Early Tuesday, Lithuania's foreign affairs minister tweeted that opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has fled to Lithuania, where she is now "safe." The Belarus government said Sunday that longtime authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko beat Tikhanovskaya, 80 percent to 10 percent, in a rare contested national election. No outside observers were allowed to monitor the election, and the internet was down for much of the day, bolstering allegations of voting fraud. Tikhanovskaya claimed Monday that she actually won the popular vote.
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