Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has designated February 7 the Day of Solidarity with Belarus, calling on international leaders, activists, journalists, and all friends of the country to support protesters who have been demanding the resignation of strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka and new elections.
“Since the fraudulent presidential election of August 9, 2020, Belarusians have demanded democracy and freedom, staying persistent and courageous in spite of the regime’s lawlessness,” Tsikhanouskaya said in announcing the Day of Solidarity on her website.
Tsikhanouskaya suggested people show their solidarity with those who protest daily in Belarus “and thank them for their bravery and strong will.”