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‛The Last Drop’: Why Belarusians Took To The Streets

RFE/RL Minsk correspondent Alaksandra Dynko reported from a wave of historic protests that took place across Belarus in February and March and ended in a police crackdown that saw the arrest of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators and journalists, including RFE/RL Belarus Service correspondent Halina Abakunchyk. In this episode of Heard It From Her, Alaksandra explains how a policy of penalizing the unemployed as social parasites spurred nationwide outrage, discusses the women’s face of unemployment in Belarus, and analyses the connections with recent events in Russia.