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Belarus Authorities Continue Decisive Crackdown Of Protests Despite Their Switch To ‘Nonviolent Resistance’ Phase

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Belarus Authorities Continue Decisive Crackdown Of Protests Despite Their Switch To 'Nonviolent Resistance' Phase

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On August 12th, protests in Belarus continued, with a new way to present citizen’s disobedience: former members of the Belarusian Internal Troops are saying how disgusted they are by how the authorities are treating the people and are sharing videos of throwing away their uniforms.

Videos with these actions are widely shared by pro-opposition media outlets:

At the same time, the propaganda network, especially with the Nexta Live channel heading all of them are organizing the protests, which will continue until the Central Electoral Commission allegedly reveals the true results of the vote on August 9th.

Pro-opposition source claim that the only “true” and acceptable result would be if opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is appointed president of Belarus, since according to them she was the one legally elected. Nonetheless, the actions of the opposition demosntrate that the real goal is just to overthrow the Lukashenko-led political regime.

At the same time, the continued usage of force by law enforcements against protesters and just people that question the current actions of the government (even after the decrease of violence by the opposition and its switch to’peaceful ways’) contribute to the increase of the dissatisfaction of people that do not even support the opposition.

Several prominent journalists of Belarusian state TV channels resigned amid the protests.

“The workers of the state propaganda began to resign en masse and demonstratively,” pro-opposition media claim describing the sitaution.

The next opposition plan is for nobody to go to work, and organize a blockade, then use the blockade to distribute leaflets. And all of this is reinforced by a quote from Bruce Lee – “be water.”

“And also, since no one goes to work anyway … then we go out into the streets and stop all of Belarus from the very morning! In the centers of our cities, we become in a chain of solidarity, gather around our factories, distribute leaflets to passers-by and block roads! And, of course, do not forget about the wonderful principle “be water”!”

The leaflets call the situation “war” and compare it to the fascist occupation of 1941, and much more fear-mongering propaganda.

Belarus Authorities Continue Decisive Crackdown Of Protests Despite Their Switch To 'Nonviolent Resistance' Phase

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The call ends with a promise that in the next few days a final plan would be introduced to send President Alexander Lukashenko into retirement, and potentially even to The Hague (the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice).

In addition, a list is being compiled of active personnel in the Ministry of internal affairs, all individuals who presumably are actively “fighting” against the protests. The list is being used for opposition to message them on social media and to threaten them and their families if they continue doing their jobs.

Summing up events of the recent days it becomes clear that Lukashenko and his inner circle have been able to suppress the coup attempt through street riots. However, the further non-proportional usage of force against opposition supporters and just people that participated in the protests had a negative effect on the popularity of the current country’s leader and his government. The inability of authorities to set up some ‘red lines’ for the usage of force against protesters that participate in peaceful actions became the main issue. Regardless their political positions, most of the citizens have a straightly negative view towards the current actions of the government. Therefore, while the Luakshenko government is not falling, it will be forced to act in the very hostile environment and amid the dramatically decreasing approval rating. Tactical successes of the opposition in organizing peaceful actions, a nation-wide strike (not so nation-wide at the moment), and the flash mob with throwing of uniforms to the garbage are mostly a result of Lukashenko’s own actions. The government also lost the battle in the media sphere. Pro-opposition Telegram channels and media outlets dominate in Belarus.

This is another lesson from the Belarusian protests. While the timely and decisive usage of force against radicals could be an effective measure to prevent the coup attempt through street riots, the usage of force itself is not enough. It is needed to employ such measures proportionally to actions of protesters, actively inform people about the real situation and set conditions for the dialogue with the dissatisfied part of the society. Nonetheless, so far, Minsk has mostly avoided any real constructive dialogue and has not addressed the existing social and economic problems in the society. Thus, the provocation staged by rioters (many of them supported, financed and coordinated from abroad, first of all from Poland) in fact appeared to be successful creating additional divisions within the society.

If the situation develops in this direction, Lukashenko’s efforts to keep his power and further, and organize a controlled transfer of power to his successor (maybe even to his son) will be undermined. Probably, the main external factor that could contribute to the popularity of the Lukashenko government is the global economic crisis, in the case of which Belarus (mostly excluded from global economic processes and already prepared for the life in poor economic conditions) will have notable chances to remain a particular island of stability in eastern Europe.

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lovethemapples

There is a possibility that people are genuinely tired of him, without any intelligence agencies involvement.

Lone Ranger

Probably, but you know the CIA motto, Never let a good crisis go to waste…

lovethemapples

CIA would be the Central Ineffective Agency if they didn’t use all opportunities. Its their job i guess. nothing personal

Lone Ranger

There are many intel agencies in many countries whom dont try to fuck up others…

lovethemapples

Well it depends if it is in their national interest to do so.

Lone Ranger

Not national, but deep state interest…

lovethemapples

Well you can call the guy behind the curtain whatever you prefer, but at the end of the day CIA will not do things based on what people of Belarus need, neither will MI6, GRU, SVR or any major intelligence agency interested in the matter. Unless it fits their narrative too.

God

I think there are high chances of this to be true, yet Belarus doesn’t have a plan to succeed (as Ukranians joining EU had), I don’t see where their citizens want the country to be driven to

lovethemapples

Well to be fair in most revolutions by people, there was little or no strategic plan. Only a hope that anything would be better than current leadership. There are some successes but lots of failures as well.

HiaNd

Just do your “revolution” in your own country we Slavic people have paid heavy price of that Jew BOLLOCKS ideology!
Leave Belarus to the will of their own people

lovethemapples

aye aye sir

HiaNd

Of course you don’t because for you also their MJORITY votes doesn’t count
but comments of few Soros paid cunts does count lot huh?
You are all the same you Westerners

God

Hey, thx for your bashing, next time I suggest you trying to answer my clearly lack of understanding on my first comment.
Also the Soros reference and generalized vision of westeners says a lot about you

HiaNd

“generalized vision of westeners says a lot about you”
Thanks for the compliment !

Dawn

Yes, there is.. But there is far too much organization behind the protests and information spreading for that to be the only reason for protests..
And that group of people cannot be that big… Even if he could fake a percentage in the election – he couldn’t fake it from 10 – 15% to 80+%

lovethemapples

There are forces that want to reach protesters for sure. All I am saying is that some people might genuinely be dissatisfied with him enough, to protest with or without any influencer involvement.
to be honest i wouldn’t know what he could or couldn’t fake, so can’t comment on that

Dawn

:)) There is always people dissatisfied – in every country, in every system.. And most of the people, in every protest in the world think , that they are protesting out of their own fee will and without influence – while being used like a dumb sheeps..

Mass protests are always organized – and influence is always involved..

lovethemapples

True about dissatisfaction. But to be dissatisfied to a level where your risk on your individual freedom to protest, mean those people are highly dissatisfied.
Well ironically people are being use as dumb sheep by their own governments as well, in vast majority of countries. So technically almost no one has a free will.

Robert Ferrin

Show me one country that lacks a part of the population who’s sick of its currant government.look at the U.S. where 53.% of the people say its government fails to work for them in other words they are sick of it,and you have the faction that is burning the country down,and you want a women that never did more then figure out what she was going to have for supper run your country you have to be sick in the head…..

lovethemapples

I would say Switzerland, but some would hesitate to call it a regular government, since it is a direct democracy not a representative democracy like the majority of countries.

HiaNd

What that has to do with 80% support for Lukhashenko and 84% of voter participating during the vote?!
How much could Lukashenko cheat if opposition got only 10% of the vote?!?
Even if he was cheating with 20%-30% that still leaves him convincing WINNER!

Or you on the West never give fuck about will of the Belarus people ?!?
So democracy is only when you vote on the West and we on the East are retards and our votes doesn’t count?

Who gives fuck what some people in Belarus want or prefer ??!!
They have LOST !
And you should mind your effing business instead lecturing or patronizing Belarus people.

lovethemapples

sir yes sir!!

James Adams

Your an idiot man ever wondered why Kim in North Korea gets 100% of the vote? You should kill yourself you coward !!!

HiaNd

Go figure,
actually I prefer to kill people like you!
When you come to east seeking your famous “Lebensraum” dear Adolph !
This time there will be no fucking “Catiusha rockets” that are like crackers and fireworks and for fun only compering to what Russia has prepared for people like you now.
You will be nuked that much that even your ashes will evaporate !

Gary Sellars

Muricans are idiots. Their stupidity is bone deep and they will never be free of it.

kamalashila

but always beat ruskies

cechas vodobenikov

chush—yerenda….durak

kamalashila

ti durak i chuy

kamalashila

he is a czech neonazi. deseves bullet in his head.

Gary Sellars

Agreed. Every election has its losers and this foreign-backed clown brigade had their shot and lost it.

Too bad, so sad. Now if they actively conspire with foreign powers to cause social unrest and resort to sedition in an attempt to achieve regime change then let the riot troops have their day. Bring out batons and mace canisters. Give them some biffo and they can run home to mommy and have a cry.

These rats need to understand that there is a price to be paid for being useful idiots for Belarus’ enemies.

HiaNd

If some people apply that logic that protesters should be untouchables why is than that not the case during riots in France, US or UK that way as well?
Why always double standards?
In US police is authorized shoot to kill if they are attacked, but for some reason in Belarus that is not permitted.
Why?
Why US has made total hysteria about Russia meddling in elections and in Belarus they don’t have any right to react on obvious meddling of George Soros groups and Polish and other agents during their elections?

kamalashila

lukashenka got 30%

guest

I am not an expert on Belarus, but it would appear that President Lukashenko is related to Mr. Saddam Hussein, as both repeatedly gained 84% support.

lovethemapples

just a coincidence, i think

James Adams

Both were dictators fuckhead. Lukashenko needs to go.

lovethemapples

if you say so. I will call him and tell James Adams asked you to leave.

Gary Sellars

LOL!! Sounds a bit like “Assad must go”…. and we all know how that ended up :-)

Антон С

May be some tired, but not these ones, who eating from Soros’ hands.

kamalashila

you dirty commie liar!

the facts:

1. Babarika – former leader of belGAZPROMbank (Gazprom 99%-ly n owner)
2. Tsepkal and his wife – fleed in Moscow
3. Tyichanovskiy – is on the list “Mirotvorci” (UA), because visited Crimea and suppoerted its annexy!

these are sure agents of the west!

you all are sooooooooooooo big dickheads!

how many kopeyka do you get for lying and trolling?

God

As much as I wish the best for Belarus & Ukranian peoples, even democracy if they wish so, I have the feeling this strategy of scaping forward their problems will only create a power vacum to be filled by corrupts and fanatic militarists which will only uttery worsen their life status. Ukraine is the example.

Anti_Globalista

Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.

HiaNd

It is question of ego, that you position yourself as an “adviser” to the country that you have no clue about.
You have never red anything about how people live and what is the the history of Belarus and you probably never will ..Yet still you are getting philosophical about country that is obvious victim of Soros “color revolution”.
While your West is becoming mess every day bigger.

God

I don’t know a damm thing about Belarus, you got me there, but to some point I do know slavic peoples as I dated a slavic woman for 3 years, even getting to the point to live there almost half a year. If I want to wish the best for these people you are no one to say a thing against that
West is becoming a mess, yes so what? does this invalidate my right to speak? no!
You only hate me because I am spanish, so I’m not taking you any more serious that I’d take a yihadist.

Gary Sellars

Many slavs who are patriotic about their civilization patch will be undoubtedly offended by another instance of foreigners (especially Westerners) who arrogantly preach to them about how to live while outwardly supporting dissident elements. They only need the pathetic example of Ukraine to understand what is going on, yet people like you choose to ignore the rinse-and-repeat nature of Western regime-change chicanery.

If you get a bad reaction to your West-splaining then don’t be surprised.

God

Yes! you know why? because it’s not my right to force anyone into becoming what I think it’s best for them, If they want to be a democracy, It’s their right, even if the outcome it’s as you correctly stated “pathetic”

Peter Moy

The opposition to Lukashenko needs to be really careful. Do they want to open up their society to some diabolical scumbags from the CIA, Mossad, German Bundesnachtrichtendienst, MI6, etc.? Be careful what you wish for.An example of what can happen is ELEPHANY BOY Pompeo said on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 that he “wants to restore freedom to Belarus.” Anyone with a sober, functional brain should know what that means.

HiaNd

Lukhashenko has got rid off pro-Russian opposition already.
These that organize the Soros protest are pro Western, pro Poland and such opposition that is not in any possible way interested in well being of Belarus.
They only want (the same as Ukraine neo-Nazi’s) to cut all ties with Russia in every possible way and for good and ready to pay any price for that..
(doesn’t matter if that would even destroy the country they don’t care).
And on the top they are absolute minority in Belarus. Infinitely smaller than in Ukraine.

kamalashila

sure not, stupid ruskie commie!

Gary Sellars

Unfortunately, every society has its own domestic hater lunatics (usually the ignorant youth with zero life experiences) who just want to believe Western agitprop BS and are fully prepared to tear down their own society and hand the keys to their houses over to thinly-concealed NWO/Globalist financial & geopolitical interests. Its pathetic, but there it is.

kamalashila

you know nothing about Belarus, belarussians.

HiaNd

They are CRAVING that Biden’s son opens the same mass robbery business in Belarus like hi did in Ukraine and that New York Jews come to “help” them with Belarus finances and “reforms” just like they did in Russia during Yeltsin era when they have robbed hundreds of billions together with local Jew oligarchs..

Effing IDIOTS!

Антон С

Just a remark. “Belo-” is simply “white”. White russians they are. Germans called this region Weissrussland – White Russia. Those maidan activists call Belorussia as “Belarus” or “Belarusia” with one S and A. If you say “no, it’s Belorussia”, you would hear many rude words at your address. It’s good marker to determine morons in a crowd.

guest

That sounds very racist, are rest of the Russians considered black?

Антон С

He-he. There were several hystoric regions with color names: White Rus’, Red Rus’, Black Rus’.

cechas vodobenikov

projecting your racism!

Gary Sellars

Gods, how fucking stupid can you be???? Dumb cunt Murican liberal progressive wants to inject “racism” into the debate?? /facepalm

kamalashila

no. there were big russians (russians), little russians (ukrainians) and white russians.

HiaNd

I am Slavic and “Belo” means the same thing (White) in many of our Slavic languages.
Yeah….thanks for those details…people becoming language police and nationalistic retards very quickly often because they don’t know true history of their own people.

kamalashila

russia made gelarus poor

Rhodium 10

Lukashenko knows that USA prefer an antiRussian dictator in Belarus over a Pro Western Government!…an antiRussian dictator does not allow Russian troops in Belarus…but with a pro Western ( included nacionalist and nazis) in power…its a matter of time that Green men enter in Belarus to protect Russian assets, Soviet monuments and statues, Etnic Russians and lenguage, Border near Kaliningrad..etc..etc..therefore Lukashenko has the upper hand!…

Антон С

“Green men”
Polite people actually.)
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kamalashila

ruskie terrorists

kamalashila

self-delusion is the name, what you do.

Антон С

This one:comment image

True fascists accuse others in fascism! Pure 1984. What a bastards!

Robert Ferrin

Reads like a lot of propaganda to me,those who are throwing the cocktails to light up police should be rounded up thrown in jail with the key thrown away,instigates from foreign countries should receive the same if the people wish to behave as children then spank them and send them to bed,playing nice won’t cut it put it down hard and quick cut off its head and the rest won’t rattle long….

cechas vodobenikov

perhaps many r tired of lukashenko—but it is not credible to believe that the majority prefer a housewife…the meddling by Poland, Lithuania, Czechia, USA suggests that much of these protests r fueled by amerikan kapusta—1 protester in Minsk was apprehended w 10,000 USD cash..

kamalashila

bullshits. russian bullshits

Gary Sellars

Ukrops and Poles pretending to be Belarussians? pfft, in any case, who gives a fuck? If these compradors want to play foreign-backed Maidan games and attempt to overturn an honest election result then those rat MFers deserve what they get.

I hope NATOstani statelets like Polandistan and the Baltic fiefdoms DO invoke sanctions. It might finally convince Lukashenko to agree to return to the fold of the Russian cultural world and accept the friggin inevitable.

kamalashila

the whole country is in general strrike, nobody works, the people ar on the streets. the people hug the omon members. lukashenka has finished. he can not turn back from ankara. :DDD

the freedom will win.

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