Friday, March 03, 2006

Belarus uproar 

Looks like some disturbances in Belarus - according to reports on the Charter 97 website 10,000 people protested in Minsk against the government. This is unheard of.

Story starts:

10,000 Belarusian citizens have gathered today in Svaboda (Freedom) Square in
Minsk to meet the candidate of united democratic forces, Alyaksandr Milinkevich.
Thousands of interior troops, SWAT, riots police officers, have been drawn to
the city. SWAT commander Dzmitry Paulichenka was in charge of the force
operation. He is suspected of abductions and murders of Belarusian
oppositionists and a journalist.

Don't forget to back the LDYS campaign on Belarus, which I hope is able to keep in touch.

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