The main focus of MECRA’s reporting is on Middle East issues. However, we were recently approached by a group of Belarusian journalists seeking to ensure that up to date and accurate information on the protests in their country reaches the outside world. last week, all major western news outlets were expelled from Belarus – as part of an effort by the regime in that country to shut down the flow of information. This is possibly a prelude to an effort to violently suppress the protests currently under way following the recent rigged presidential elections.
We are happy to provide a platform for this report from the frontline of the protests on August 30th. In keeping with MECRA’s Middle East modus operandi, the report is the work of a local journalist with deep knowledge and insight into local conditions. The writer’s name is concealed for their safety.
Lukashenka’s birthday, “gifts” at the Palace of Independence and military equipment – How mass protests are held in Belarus
This week saw the 23rd day of protests in Belarus. For three weeks, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to make their voices heard. We heard their suppressed voices, and saw that the “dissenters” were in the majority…
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