Faced with Alexander Lukashenko, the audacity of this student

Faced with Alexander Lukashenko, the audacity of this student
During a propaganda speech by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, several young people distinguished themselves by gestures opposed to the line of the regime.
Twitter screenshot During a propaganda speech by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, several young people distinguished themselves by gestures opposed to the line of the regime.

Twitter screenshot

During a propaganda speech by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, several young people distinguished themselves by gestures opposed to the line of the regime.

BELARUS – In a society as padlocked as the Belarus, every small gesture of opposition to the power in place is proof of courage. And so it is that this Thursday, September 1, whenAlexander Lukashenko, ” Europe’s last dictator »gave a great patriotic propaganda speech in Minsk, several young people stood out.

Two days after his 68th birthday, celebrated with great fanfare, the Belarusian president had gathered dozens of high school and university students in an amphitheater in the capital. The objective: to praise the merits of its power, the industrial and technological advances of national companies and more generally to proclaim the greatness of the country.

Risks for young Belarusians

And faced with a four-hour long speech, a young man notably showed a piece of paper on which he asked to ” save “. A joke to the attention of his neighbor as much as a gesture of resistance, to believe the relatives of Svetlana Tikhanovskayaself-proclaimed leader in exile of the country and number 1 opponent to the power of the ” dictator “.

“Lukashenko addressed young Belarusians on September 1, the date of the start of the school year. His speech lasted 4 hours – a bunch of miserable propaganda cliches. The young people in the auditorium were fed up. A boy showed a sign ” Save me “ preview during the live broadcast. »

And for good reason, as recalled on Twitter the Belarusian journalist Hanna Liubakova, this simple gesture can be worth an almost arbitrary arrest and imprisonment to the young man. Same thing for a second teenager, filmed him expressing his dissatisfaction and his opposition during the speech of the Belarusian leader.

Especially since these young people went even further according to her, not hesitating to ask questions questioning the word of Alexander Lukashenko or pointing out the fact that official information is no longer even believed by the population.

An attitude in total contradiction with the image that the power of Minsk wishes to convey, firmly entrenched in its positions, particularly with Russia on the fringes of the conflict in Ukraine. An atmosphere in which the figure of President Lukashenko is praised and glorified, like this video produced by a women’s organization on the occasion of his birthday.

See also on The HuffPost : Two years ago, in September 2020, monster demonstrations against the power of Lukashenko in Minsk

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