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What to Know About the Protests in Belarus

Chatham House

29 March 2017Late March saw a heavy-handed government response and mass arrests at a series of protest rallies in Belarus. Keir Giles takes a closer look at what has been going on.

Keir Giles


Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

Police block the road during a demonstration in Minsk. Photo by Getty Images.

What happened?25 March is the anniversary of a short-lived independent Belarusian state in 1918, and traditionally a day for rallies organized by opposition groups. This year it also followed a series of smaller protests about a controversial new law …read more

Source: Chatham House

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