Minsk, BY – July 4th 2008,
Below the stage of an open air concert at the Independence Square a bomb exploded and injured 37 persons. No one was killed – according to Minister Naumow. On July 4th it is Independence Day – also in Belarus, since 1990.
Is this a new era of radical protest against dictator Lukashenko?
At the same time the Parliament campaign begins, in which the Belarussians vote for a new Parliament. This time, Lukashenko does not exclude opposition politicians. Nice, but if you candidate as an opposition candidate you can easily lose your job. If you protest against the Government in public, as a Belarussian man / woman – you can get 6 months in jail.
Since 1996 not a single ballot in Belarus was accepted as a democratic ballot. More HERE
Remember the brutal abatement of the peaceful 2006 protests, also at the Independence Square.