JRL NEWSWATCH: “Thousands gather on Belarus’ Independence Square in the rain to maintain protest momentum” – bne Intellinews/ Ben Aris

Map of Belarus and Environs, adapted from images at cia.gov

“Thousands of Belarusians … gather[ed] once again on [I]ndependence [S]quare in central Minsk … [T]he police … [have again] started to randomly arrest protestors …. The protests have become as large as those in 1991 during the collapse of the Soviet Union. … [After] fears that the protest movement was losing … momentum as Lukashenko launched an increasingly effective counter offensive last week. … the people were reinvigorated by the massive March of the New Belarus demonstration on August 23 … [with] at least [a] quarter of a million participants. Security services … deployed in the capital to break up and contain the protest were simply overwhelm[ed] and left powerless to act. …”

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