Villagers starting to worry in rural Belarus as protests grow

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Published on August 27, 2020 by

While demonstrations against the president draw hundreds of thousands to the streets in the cities, it is a different story in rural areas.
As a former farmer, President Alexander Lukashenko remains popular among people there.
But support is slowly starting to wane.
Villagers are reluctant to talk about the mass protests against Lukashenko and events happening in the cities have them worried.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Skirmontovo, Belarus.

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