First of all , if this is somehow against any rules of our forums feel free to remove this post , no hard feelings there
I would like for everyone here to take notice what is happening in Belarus since Sunday .
We have a lot of people from all different corners of the world here and i understand that for some of you this is something you probably didint even hear about because your local media doesnt give a damn , it’s ‘far’ and it doesnt ‘concern’ you but people of Belarus have to feel supported and that they are not alone.
Very brief summary is that last Sunday president election happened and for 6th( ~40 years ) term in a row Alexander Lukashenko was ‘reelected’ . Obviously elections were rigged , as they have always been in Belarus , but this time people finally got fed up with him and went to protest to have a democratic election for once where votes would actually be counted for once. Peaceful protests. But people are getting shot at , beaten to death, rammed by police cars and thousands are missing after being detained by police or omon. This is reality of Belarus for the past few days.
And this is not happening somewhere in middle-east , this is literally happening 40kms away from where i live. Vilnius, my home towne, is just 40kms away from border with Belarus. I’m here, free to write and say whatever i want, elect whatever i want and just 40kms away people are getting beaten to death because they want a free election for once in their life.
The more people will be aware of this , even if you live on the other side of the world , better. Tell your friends,family about this , this needs as much attention as it can possibly get.
There’s so little coverage in global media and this is what that authoritarian cockroach and his ‘government’ is hoping for , for noone to care or take notice.
Thank you for your time.