2020 Belarusian protests

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The 2020 Belarusian protests, nicknamed the Slipper Revolution,[1][2] and the Anti-Cockroach Revolution[3] are a series of street protests against Belarus's president Alexander Lukashenko.[4] They began on 24 March 2020.

The protests are part of the Belarusian democracy movement. They are upset over the 2020 Belarusian presidential election, in which Lukashenko was controversially re-elected.[4] Many believed the election was rigged and unfair.

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  1. "Belarus: Could slippers topple a president who has been in power for 26 years?". Sky News.
  2. "'Slipper Revolution' Shakes Belarus". Voice of America.
  3. Shkliarov, Vitali (June 4, 2020). "Belarus Is Having an Anti-'Cockroach' Revolution". Foreign Policy.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Uladz Hrydzin (May 25, 2020). "Belarusians Protest Against Lukashenka's Run For Sixth Term As President". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.