Both the protests and police violence in Belarus are greater in scale - and potential - than at any other time in Belarus’s modern history.
Using polling data and on-the-ground insight, this virtual roundtable will offer a closer examination of Belarusian protests. Who are these people who turned on the streets and what are their motivations? How long can they last, and - of course - can they bring down Lukashenka? Attention will also be given to how these protests are swaying western and Russian policy.
Presentations by three experts are followed by questions and discussion.
Ryhor Astapenia, Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Olga Onuch, Associate Professor in Politics, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Artyom Shraibman, Political Analyst, Sense Analytics
Chair: Anaïs Marin, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House; UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights