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    Belarus

    A rigged election has triggered some widespread protests and the crack down is scary. Its essentially the last European dictatorship trying to silence democracy :

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-eu...e-and-protests


    Also a sample of what could happen here when a loser claims the election was rigged.


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    What is happening there is disgusting. There is no doubt that Lukashenko rigged that election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flips333 View Post
    What is happening there is disgusting. There is no doubt that Lukashenko rigged that election.
    80% of the vote. I mean come on. 60% of the vote is protesting lol.


    Also get ready for a crackdown in Russia. Not sure if anyone is following it, but this one has been going for a while and Moscow is already sending in stooges: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/25/w...habarovsk.html

    Bolivia is also on lockdown from protestors blocking roads and supporting their ousted President.


    Maybe I should have called this a global protest thread.

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    There were photos online of election officers showing the real vote totals and Lukashenko was getting beat bad. Why even go through this sham process that everyone knows is a sham and just declare yourself leader for another 4 years? Be a lot easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter_White View Post
    There were photos online of election officers showing the real vote totals and Lukashenko was getting beat bad. Why even go through this sham process that everyone knows is a sham and just declare yourself leader for another 4 years? Be a lot easier.
    and that's done in a lot of countries, too.....people calling themselves the peoples' president when they're dictators thru and thru.....'oh look, I've been re-elected again, the people love me!'
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    I just went down a rabbit hole of videos of Lukashensko's thuggish police viciously suppressing protesters. It's long been an undeniably criminal and evil authoritarian regime, and hopefully this blatantly sham of an election (his 6th term, btw) is the final breaking point. Hopefully the revolutionaries can pull this off.
    HELLO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiteWolf View Post
    and that's done in a lot of countries, too.....people calling themselves the peoples' president when they're dictators thru and thru.....'oh look, I've been re-elected again, the people love me!'
    Sounds familiar, even if in far less draconian circumstances.

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