Thousands rallied in the streets of Minsk and other Belarusian cities across the country as people came out in force against one of Europe’s last dictators.
It is clear that the Belarusians did not come out because they support Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who was actually an accidental candidate for the presidency. And not even because they understand what kind of country they want to live in, what values unite them. They came out because they no longer want to be serfs of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime. This is a popular protest against injustice in a country where there have never been free elections.