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Belarus protest sheet - context, timeline, stories, how to help

politics, Belarus, protest, democracy, 2020, Lukashenko, news

2020 Protest Timeline

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Belarusian_protests

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/belarus-protests-lukashenko/2020/08/22/929975ee-e147-11ea-82d8-5e55d47e90ca_story.html

https://youtu.be/1h3YrYmqQso

https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2020/08/21/904252939/photos-belarus-massive-and-unprecedented-protests

-^^Above NPR link: Possible police brutality TW for a few photos



Historical context timeline

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-17941637



Modern-day context

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/belarus-protests-russia-putin-kremlin-democracy-worry.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2020/aug/24/belarus-lukashenko-brandishes-rifle-in-official-clips-released-after-minsk-protest-video

https://youtu.be/CNUHBSa7Tjg

https://youtu.be/KZWxwKFZzjw



Protesters’ stories

https://www.rferl.org/amp/30801454.html?__twitter_impression=true

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53900806

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/belarus-protests-diary-lukashenko-minsk/2020/08/19/0b39f1f4-dcbb-11ea-b4f1-25b762cdbbf4_story.html?itid=lk_interstitial_manual_74



Photos and footage (TW: blood, violence, police brutality, etc)

https://www.rferl.org/a/videos-of-belarus-protester-s-death-appear-to-contradict-official-version-of-events/30786602.html

https://youtu.be/clIbVl03pmE

https://news.sky.com/story/belarus-protests-alexander-taraikovskys-partner-says-new-footage-shows-he-was-shot-by-police-12050335

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/world/europe/belarus-crackdown-protests-minsk.html



HOW YOU CAN HELP!

Post on social media, raise awareness, make mainstream media uncomfortable

Petitions to sign:

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/protect-peaceful-protesters-in-belarus/

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-petition-to-us-congress-to-impose-personal-sanctions-on-alexander-lukashenko?source_location=topic_page

Places to donate:

Belarus Solidarity Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/donate/759400044849707/?fundraiser_source=external_url

Red Cross Belarus: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=ru&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdonation.redcross.by%2F

(Yes, the Red Cross link is via google translate because the official link is in Russian)



Social media to follow and share:

Instagram

@storiesfrombelarus

@voicesfrombelarus

Twitter

@VoicesBelarus

@franakviacorka

@belarusfreetheatre

BELARUS DOC
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Tags Politics, Belarus, Protest, Democracy, 2020, Lukashenko, News
Type Google Doc
Published 22/10/2020, 18:24:50

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