On July 22nd second wave of so called “Silent Action” has taken place in many cities and towns across Belarus. Thousands of mostly young people have taken to the streets in support of “Revolution Through Social Networks” initiative, which organizes protests via multiple social networking sites popular in Belarus. The nonpartisan movement tries to make use of resources that became a driving force behind many demonstrations and protests during “Arab Spring” in the Middle East and North Africa earlier this year. The idea is to peacefully express dissatisfaction with the current economic and political situation in the country without any chants or political party affiliation. By the end of the day approximately 450 people were arrested throughout Belarus.
Below are some links to articles, mostly in Belarusian and Russian, where citizen and professional journalists share photos, videos and commentaries on today’s events.