How the Ukrainian media saw the March of disgruntled Belarusians 2.0.
On October 21, the Belarusian opposition organized a protest rally in Minsk named the Outraged Belarusians' March 2.0. The organizers decided to go on with the protests against the policy of the Belarusian authorities, the diary of the dialog.ua writes, referring to the Belarusian mass media.
Participants of the rally chanted "Long Live Belarus!", demanded Lukashenka's resignation.
People gathered in the central Oktyabrskaya Square, after which several hundred people walked through the center of the Belarusian capital to Independence Square.
People gathered on Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk, after which several hundred people walked through the center of the Belarusian capital to Nezalezhnastsi Square.
Passing by the KGB building, the participants of the rally chanted "Freedom to political prisoners."
One of the opposition leaders Mikalai Statkevich called on the Belarusians to get rid of fear and go to the March. "Someone must hold this flag of freedom, the banner of struggle. We will hold it and raise it regularly and we will provide the society with an opportunity to participate in this struggle!" – he claimed.
The Belarusian opposition politician believes that Lukashenka's government is trying to intimidate people, because law enforcement agencies detained several activists before the rally.
Statkevich also criticized the situation in the Belarusian army, where cases of hazing were recently revealed. Belarusians compared Lukashenka with the ex-president of Ukraine Yanukovych. One of the slogans of the March was: "Shura, don't be like Yanukovych! Do not cut a golden loaf!"