As one of my friend who was there, told me – day consisted of 2 parts. First one – celebration – where thousands of people gathered together to celebrate the Day of Liberty/Will(will and liberty in belarussin language are represented by one word). This was very powerful and inspiring action. It was a rejoicing. It was birth and growth of hope in hearts of many. People saw and understand that they are nation, they are united in common struggle for freedom.
But there also was the second part… Grim one. When people were attacked by theirs own ‘protectors’, theirs own ‘brothers’, who could be no more called as such. Today whole world saw the real face of The Last Dictator of Europe – Alyaksandr Lukashenko. Mad and brutal. His dogs started ‘bitting’ after first command of theirs master, without hesitation and mercy. Congratulation, Sasha, you’ve grown very faithful slaves.
But despite that many were injured, some killed, lot of arrested, and some disappeared…Despite that more and more people became aware who is their ‘leader’ and what country they are living in. More people became aware that they are not alone. More people stop being indifferent. There was not only blood in the air today. There was a scent of freedom. There was also a smoke that comes from the pile of dictatorship. And this fire Luka won’t be able to quell.
A lot of photos are posted at Getty
Charter97.org, svaboda.org and many many other website posted lot’s of photos. We are presenting small compilation of all of them. Just to let you feel what happened today…
And it turned into:
Well, Mr. Lukashenko, you’ve just opened the door to your personal Hell. Prepare, they will come for you soon…