Belarus unrest: Opposition leader asks UN to condemn crackdown

There have been demonstrations across Belarus since the August 9 election.

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya is calling on the United Nations to condemn the government’s violent crackdown on protesters.

They accuse President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging the election last month.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Vilnius in neighbouring Lithuania.