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Protests in belarus against tax for people who are not working full-time

Protests in belarus against tax for people who are not working full-time

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In belarus are about two thousand people in the street took to protest against a new tax law.

The law imposes a tax of about 250 euros to people who are less than 183 days per year work to compensate for missed tax. The law state in the country known as the ‘law against social parasites’.

The law came at the end of 2015 in effect and bad cases in the White-Russian population. The years struggling for two years with an economic recession in which many citizens around. The protest against the law is one of the largest protests in the country over the past few years.

The demonstrators marched in the capital Minsk, with signs on which slogans such as ‘the president’s is the largest parasite’.

Lukashenko

The president of belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, wants to be less dependent on Russia and are therefore looking for rapprochement with Europe. Therefore, there is in the country the last time more space for political opposition. Lukashenko has described himself previously as “the last dictator of Europe”.

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