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BY 2020.06.01 Belarusian Opposition Leader Arrested

Belarusian Opposition Leader Arrested After Calling Lukashenka A ‘Cockroach’

Thousands of people have been gathering in Belarus to sign documents in support of opposition candidates for president. Some of them hold giant slippers to swat “the cockroach,” a reference to the country’s long-serving, authoritarian leader, Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The authorities have reacted by arresting hundreds of activists and two prominent opposition leaders.