- Sai Charan
Europe's Last Dictator Calls Protesters 'Sheep'
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko who is often regarded as Europe's Last Dictator called Protesters protesting his re-election which was supposed to be held in a democratic way but is widely believed to be rigged "Sheep". He alleged that the "Sheep" were controlled by Poland, Great Britain, and the Czech Republic.
On Sunday, when the preliminary results announced by the so-called central electoral commission indicated an “elegant victory” for Lukashenko, with nearly 80% of support, people took to the streets to defend the votes they cast for the opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who officially got only around 10%.
Tens of thousands gathered on the streets of Minsk, united by a simple slogan: “Leave!”. In response, the state security forces violently dispersed the crowds, resulting in around 3,000 people being detained and hundreds injured. What is particularly remarkable is that protests took place all over the country.