Quote for the Week. Protesters in Khabarovsk: “Belarus, we are with you!”

Week-ending 14 August 2020

Photo: Wikipedia via Incredible Terence, 10 August 2020

This week protesters marching in Khabarovsk, who have been demonstrating against the arrest and dismissal of the region’s governor, Sergei Furgal, chanted ‘Belarus, we are with you!’

Source: Protesters In Russia’s Far East Chant ‘Belarus, We Are With You!’, RFE/RL, 10 August 2020:

“Protesters in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk , where rallies against President Vladimir Putin’s role in a regional political crisis have been going on for almost a month, have voiced their support for demonstrations against the presidential vote in Belarus. More than 80 protesters shouted “Belarus, we are with you!” as they marched through Khabarovsk on August 10. Police in Belarus said on August 10 that they detained about 3,000 protesters overnight during demonstrations against preliminary results of the August 9 presidential election naming incumbent Alyaksandr Lukashenka the winner. In Khabarovsk, the protesters also demanded the immediate release of Sergei Furgal, the former governor of the Khaborovsk region whose arrest prompted the protests there.”

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