Mass protest eclipses Belarus leader’s rally
Estimates of the turnout in Minsk today range from 100,000 to more than 200,000. But it was, by any measure, the biggest show of opposition to a vote widely viewed as falsified. The Belarusian ambassador to Slovakia tells us there needs to be another vote — and that he expects to lose his job for speaking out.
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(Photo: People attend a rally against police brutality and the results of the Belarusian presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, 16 August 2020. Credit: EPA/YAUHEN YERCHAK)