On August 9th, Belarus held presidential elections which were set to alter the course of politics in the nation.
An unprecedented resistance movement was gaining support and amassing thousands of men and women in weekly called by offender Sviatlana Tikhanouskaya.
A trained translator turned hopeful, Tikhanouskaya was able to state, when elected, she wouldn’t remain at the work also long – her job was to free political prisoners (her husband included) and set in place conditions for free and fair elections to be held.
However, her job has yet to find the light of the day. Belarus’ election commission state Tikhanouskaya won a mere 10.12percent of the vote, something that her groups (along with also a high number of Republicans in the nation ) dispute.
“Belarus: Unfinished Revolution,” tells the story of a grassroots political movement which represents the largest challenge faced by the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko at the almost 30 years he has been in power.
This brief piece is a group of individual stories – a glance at what attracted people to the roads and compels them to keep on protesting a month despite the crackdown and the intimidation.
It is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.