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«Support Belarus» Art-action







Dear friends, I created a series of prints​​​​​​​ Support Belarus. 

You must have heard of what is happening in Belarus since Sunday, August 9, when president Lukashenko rigged the presidential elections in his country. By all independent accounts, he lost these elections by a landslide. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to protest the election-rigging peacefully. They demand the departure of the man who has ruled the country by questionable means for 26 years since his first term in 1994.

On the night of August 9, riot police used water cannons, stun grenades to disperse peaceful protesters all over Belarus. People’s only ‘fault’ was demand for fair vote count at the presidential election.

Hundreds of Belarusians were injured and thousands were arrested in the next days in the act of unprecedented police brutality. At least 5 protesters were killed. 

This was a culmination of the months-long wave of detentions peaceful protesters and supporters of alternative candidates-to-be in the upcoming presidential election. Journalists, bloggers and politicians are thrown into jail under trumped up charges. Repressions are reaching regular people who are brave enough to wear a t-shirt with a protest slogan or stand in a line to buy one.

People organized a civic campaign that collects funds to help detainees and their families with their basic needs: payment of fines, access to lawyers or compensation for the loss of the only source of income, as well as much needed medical support to the injured. 

I decided to create a collection of illustrations about Belarus these days. They can be ordered on shirts, hoodies, cups and other stuff. All royalties will go to support the families of repressed.
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