Belarusians Prepare To March Despite Police Threat To Open Fire

Belarusian protesters are due to stage a new march on Sunday against strongman Alexander Lukashenko in defiance of authorities' threat to open fire in an increasingly dangerous standoff between the opposition and the regime.

The ex-Soviet nation of 9.5 million has been gripped by historic protests after Lukashenko claimed victory in August 9 elections over Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a 38-year-old popular opposition candidate.

The protest movement has kept up a series of...