Belarus people reacts to Lukashenko's prohibition of pro-democratic flags

#Europe agenda: “the role of digital technologies in Belarus’ protests…

Belarus people reacts to Lukashenko’s prohibition of pro-democratic flags

 

Neither internet blocks nor police violence have hindered Belarus’ networked protest

A mass demonstration against President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in central Minsk, Belarus, August 16. Photo: Homoatrox / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0. Some rights reserved.

 

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