Rachel Treisman

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Belarus on Sunday in what appeared to be their largest demonstration yet against the widely-disputed reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Lukashenko, who has been labeled “Europe’s last dictator,” first took office in 1994 and staked his claim to a sixth term after declaring a landslide victory in the country’s election last Sunday. Opponents immediately condemned the results as rigged, and a wide cross-section of citizens have been calling for change at protests every day since.

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