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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:32 PM

Lithuanians form human chain to back democracy in Belarus

Source: AP

MEDIKINNAI, Lithuania (AP) — More than 50,000 Lithuanians joined hands Sunday in a human chain stretching 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the capital of Vilinus to the Belarus border to express solidarity with their neighbor’s dramatic struggle for democracy.

The massive event, dubbed “the Freedom Way” resembled another historic event on August 23, 1989, when over a million people in the nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania formed the Baltic Way, a human chain stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn, to demand an end to the Soviet occupation.

The message Sunday was similar: The people of Belarus deserve elections that are free, fair and democratic.



Former Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, second from right, and other supporters of Belarus opposition participate in a "Freedom Way", a human chain of about 50,000 strong from Vilnius to the Belarusian border, during a protest near Medininkai, Lithuanian-Belarusian border crossing east of Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. In Aug. 23, 1989, around 2 million Lithuanians, Latvians, and Estonians joined forces in a living 600 km (375 mile) long human chain Baltic Way, thus demonstrating their desire to be free. Now, Lithuania is expressing solidarity with the people of Belarus, who are fighting for freedom today. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)


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Omaha Steve Aug 23 OP
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:35 PM

1. Powerful and constructive.

Perhaps we should consider this here where blue states reach out to those that live in red states...like Tennessee where, if you protest now, you lose your vote.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:57 PM

2. My wife is Lithuanian - they're hard headed, strong people. And LOYAL!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:58 PM

3. Love the solidarity! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:04 PM

4. If Trump manages to steal the election

with a combination of Russian interference, home grown disinformation, voting suppression laws, and this time postal sabotage to cause millions of votes to go uncounted.

You can depend on us up here in Canada to join hands and stand up with you to take your country back.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:50 PM

5. I'm hoping some of my relatives were in on this event!

Yes, we're a stubborn people.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2020, 06:14 AM

6. we could do that here in the US--connect state with state.

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