Notes of an ordinary person
“It is clear as day to me that the Belarusians have now lost their patience. They have blown a fuse. I admit that, as recently as a week ago, I would never have thought that in a country where for many years all major changes came exclusively from above, this kind of initiative from below, and such a large one at that, was possible. Don’t compare us to the Ukrainians. Compare us to what we were like a year, a month, a week ago.” In an impassioned first-hand account, an “ordinary resident” of Minsk talks about what the demonstrations in March meant to her.