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Belarus: 15,000 People Gather in Minsk to Support Opposition

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Belarus, Breaking News, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Protest

LJ user lipski [1] reports (RUS) from Minsk where some 15,000 people have gathered to support the opposition: “The rally's taking place on the steps outside the Trade Unions Palace. Milinkevich is speaking, but what he's saying isn't audible. There're no sound amplifiers and they're using megaphones. People stand and actively support the speakers, but further plans can neither be heard, nor understood. Kazulin and Lebedko are also there. Kalyakin reports that, according to independent exit polls, less than 50% have given their votes for Lukashenko. People in the crowd are joking about the heavy snow: that's snow cannons :-))”