No one has any idea what’s going on right now anywhere in the world, because everything is locked down and the media can and will just say whatever.
But right now, it is not RT, but the American Jewish media saying that the Belarus protests have basically fizzled out. They would probably only ever report that if it was true and they were attempting to start it back up, to call the world to action or whatnot.
I think it’s safe to assume that Belarus implemented the Anglin Plan, did the pro-government counter-protest, ran propaganda calling the protesters traitors, and it’s now fizzled.
Protests calling for Belarus’ leader Alexander Lukashenko to step down took place again in the capital Minsk on Wednesday, but for the first time in a week riot police reappeared on the streets as authorities seemed to take steps to regain momentum against the protests.
The hundreds of protesters calling for an end to Lukashenko’s 26-year rule sought to gather outside the Interior Ministry in central Minsk, but were met by a large number of riot police deployed to block them.
It came on the same day as Lukashenko ordered police to clear the streets, though in the end, police did not move against protesters, instead just blocking their path to the ministry.
“There should no longer be any disorder in Minsk of any kind,”Lukashenko said in a meeting with senior officials, as reported by state news agency Belta. “People are tired. People demand peace and quiet.”
The demonstrations went ahead despite the threat of a crackdown, moving instead to Minsk’s central Independence Square. But it was the first day that there was a significant police presence since last week and the historic protests over the weekend that saw an estimated over 100,000 people take to the streets. Since those protests, police had all but vanished from the streets.
The protests have sought to keep the pressure up on Lukashenko. But after the euphoria of the vast crowds of Sunday, by Wednesday an unease and a sense of fragility had appeared among some protesters, aware Lukashenko’s grip on power has not been broken and mass defections of security forces or government workers have so far not materialized.
The authorities appeared to have recovered some of their footing. In the morning, police dispersed protesters outside a Minsk factory where they have been encouraging a strike, arresting some, though they did not use the extreme violence that was seen at the start of the protests.
The announcement of a wave of strikes at some of Belarus’ largest manufacturing plants last week produced some of the momentum to the protests that culminated in Sunday’s massive demonstrations in Minsk, viewed as a signal that the workers long considered Lukashenko’s base were also turning on him.
But in the past few days, authorities and management at the factories have turned up the pressure on workers and by midweek the strikes appeared to be struggling.
A walkout by workers from the Minsk Tractor Factory last week was taken as a sign of the protests’ ballooning support. But on Tuesday when ABC News reporters visited the factory — a vast complex with 16,000 staff — workers supportive of the protest said the numbers willing to strike had shrunk dramatically.
Workers said they were unsure how many people were striking in the factory, but that it had fallen from around 10,000 on the first day to far less — perhaps less than 2,000.
A crowd of protesters wearing red and white energetically cheered on workers as they emerged from their shift. Some of the workers flashed the V-sign that has become a symbol of the protests. But most stared passively straight ahead, while a small number angrily grabbed the flyers demonstrators held out and tore them up.
Yulia, a young employee at the Minsk Truck Factory, struggled to hold back tears as she said there were now only a few hundred workers striking.
“On Friday there was a lot more, and yesterday there was a lot more,” said Yulia, 26, who asked ABC News not to use her last name. “It’s very small. We wanted better, but I don’t think our government will change.”
A number of workers said they thought the lack of clear leaders for the protests was stopping many from joining them.
Hear that, Mikey?
They need a Joshua Wong and a Nathan Law.
The CIA only had one guy who was doing all of the anti-government propaganda and being the political leader. He was arrested before the election.
I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this coup, but it might end up being like Iran or other long-term targets of ZOG’s wrath and simply sanctioned to all hell while they attempt to pressure the people into agreeing to a coup. That’s the strategy: they starve the country out, then spread propaganda that it is the fault of the leaders of the country for not surrendering to ZOG, and tell the people that if they do surrender, the sanctions will let up. The recent protesters in Lebanon were voicing support for Israel, because their government had spent all their money defending them against Israel.
When the energy is introduced, you have to follow it through with escalations. If Belarus stops the escalations, then it dies.
The thing right now is, if ZOG has to back down now because they can’t get the energy going, something big is going to happen on the international scene before they have a chance to follow-up on Belarus.
Ideally, Russia will begin annexation immediately. Crimea was proof of concept: if you get annexed, you don’t have a war. If you don’t get annexed by Russia, they bring in neo-Nazi death cults to slaughter you.