Democracy Rising

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" ~ President John F. Kennedy

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Lukashenka In Trouble?

RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty are claiming that around 30,000 people are now on the streets of Minsk. If true this would be the biggest protest in over a decade. I think most importantly for Belarussians is safety in numbers. It will be a lot harder for the police to force 30,000 or more people out of October square than in the last election when the numbers were in the low thousands.

All this whilst Belarus State TV broadcasts patriotic songs and clips of sportsmen praising the incumbent. I haven't even seen a picture of Alexander Milinkevich in the last hour of coverage.

More updates follow...


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