Belarus protests | Families of security forces getting death threats

In talks with Western officials, exiled #Belarus election candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya presents herself as the voice of the Belarusian people. In her EU Parliament speech, she slammed her country’s police brutality, while insisting that protests have been peaceful. But #securityforces do not agree with the opposition’s point of view. Law enforcement officials have been widely criticised over ‘excessive violence’, but say there are ‘two sides’ to the story.

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