What The Hell Just Happened In Belarus?

by Patrick Appel

Robert Mackey rounds up video of the crackdown while Max Fisher links to commentary. Global Voices does some translating:

My husband, his brother and I carried out a woman covered in blood, [she had a head injury], there were two ambulances behind the government building […] - they were filled with people (6-8 injured people in each one), mainly women with head injuries […]. They were breaking people into groups and chasing them into “pockets” - and there, they were throwing them on the ground and beating them. They were even beating underage girls - […] beating them with their feet and sticks, and happily laughing as they did it. […]

The feeling is that there's a junta and fascism in the country.