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Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Belarus, Latvia, Arts & Culture, Digital Activism, Elections, Film, Freedom of Speech, Governance, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Language, Law, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest

Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”) [1], a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceau┼čescu's birthday and Suharto's death” – and muses on freedom in Latvia and the lack of it in Belarus.