PBS NewsHour

Dissidents are fleeing Lukashenko’s Belarus after crackdown

Clip: 07/18/2021 | 9m 45s

President Lukashenko's landslide victory in Belarus last year marked more than 25 years of control and the start of the authoritarian leader's sixth term. Mass demonstrations followed, with thousands of protesters imprisoned. Thousands more are fleeing to neighboring countries, crossing into the E.U. illegally. Simon Ostrovsky reports, with support from the Pulitzer Center.

Aired: 07/18/21

Rating: NR

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