Which way for Belarus? Protesters defy Lukashenko’s grip on power

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    For years, Belarus has been branded as Europe’s last dictatorship. Now, is it ripe for revolution? Despite a crackdown and claims by longtime strongman Alexander Lukashenko that he won re-election with 80-percent of the vote, protesters in major cities keep coming out. With a neophyte leadership that’s now either in exile or in jail, can the opposition sustain it? Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

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