Today's Minsk is tomorrow's Caracas

Chavez ally Aleksandr Lukashenko stole the Belarus election today. At least that’s the opinion of thousands of protesters who flooded the streets of Minsk.

Euronews has the roundup. It’s worth pointing out that Belarus’ elections are manual, with widespread allegations of ballot stuffing.

The money quote:

“How can we counter a dictator who created a police state in the past 16 years?” said 21-year-old student Artur Makayonak, who was among the activists heading to the square. “Only our protests, our strive for freedom and a peaceful rally.”

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