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Belarus: personal stories from a country in turmoil

Mass protests across Belarus erupted following the widely disputed election that put President Lukashenko in office for a sixth term. Three Belarussian filmmakers document personal stories of people caught up in the political turmoil. Filmmaker Maksim Shved was arrested, imprisoned and then released while the protests around him swelled. Meanwhile, …

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Belarus protests continue as 100,000 join rally against Lukashenko

An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets of Belarus’s capital, Minsk, as protests against the president, Alexander Lukashenko, continued for the fifth weekend in a row. The large demonstrations come as Lukashenko is set to meet with Vladimir Putin for the first time since the presidential election on 9 …

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Can Belarus protesters topple Europe's last dictator?

Thousands of Belarusians have defied beatings and arrests to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, after he claimed victory in an election they say was rigged. Protesters have flooded Belarus’s capital, Minsk, every week for a month to call for new, free and fair elections, as …

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Belarus protest: Protesters defy Lukashenko to march again in Minsk

Protests against President Alexander Lukashenko entered their fifth week as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched to the outskirts of his presidential residence in the capital. Protests calling for the country’s authoritarian leader to resign also took place in major cities throughout Belarus. Demonstrators marched to the outskirts of the Palace …

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