August 4, 2020

Belarus opposition rallies voters with promise of change

Maladzechna (Belarus) (AFP) – At a small-town campaign rally held by the rising star of Belarus’s political opposition, Elena stood among the unusually large crowd, wrapped in a red and white flag — the colours of the ex-Soviet country’s emboldened opposition.Like many others at the gathering for opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, she preferred to give her first name only, for fear of drawing unwanted attention from the authorities.”I want to have freedom of expression. To go out on the street and speak freely and not be afraid anymore,” the 42-year-old bread factory worker told AFP…


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