“Tens of thousands of opponents of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have gathered in Minsk to protest against disputed elections. The ‘March for Freedom’ in the centre of the capital comes amid growing anger over alleged poll-rigging and police violence at subsequent protests. Meanwhile, in an address to a smaller crowd of several thousand, Mr Lukashenko blasted opponents as ‘rats.'” BBC: Mass protest eclipses defiant Belarus leader’s rally.

+ And protesting carries plenty of risk: I Spent Two Terrifying Days Imprisoned In Belarus. And: Belarus Is Detaining Thousands Of Peaceful Protesters. Many Are Telling Gruesome Stories Of Physical And Psychological Abuse By Police.