As you probably already know, Belarus is currently gripped by mass protests, that were triggered by a staged election that was rigged in favour of the longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko. These past few weeks, thousands and thousands of people have been taking to the streets of Minsk, the capital, to fight for freedom and show their stance on the recent presidential election.

Over the past few weeks, the white-red-white historical Belarus flag has become the most significant symbol of the protests. This symbol is not the official flag of Belarus, but it was back when the country was a separate state in 1918-1919 and was brought back again in 1991 until Lukashenko decided to change it. After a while, it sort of became a symbol of freedom and now it turned into a symbol of protests.

A few days ago, people in Belarus started noticing that police officers, firefighters and other people are removing white-red-white flags from buildings and other public places. Without any explanation. It seems as if the authorities decided to ban the flag. And since the flag is, apparently, not allowed, people have been recreating the historical flag using random objects. Bored Panda invites you to take a look at some of the best recreations of the Belarus white-red-white flag.

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Gor Danelyan Report

N G
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm going to hang my pants from the window too :D in support of our brothers and sisters

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OlgaDryndova Report

Jane
Community Member
2 months ago

That's amazing

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VoicesBelarus Report

Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
2 months ago

Free the ti**y, save the city

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 months ago

Even the guy's bag :-)

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Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is pretty impressive. It requires some serious sync and cooperation.

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Michał Janczuk Report

Robert Hoyt
Community Member
2 months ago

This will tell Lukashenko that the real boss is the people not him or his minions

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2020Belarus Report

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Belsat_TV Report

depicus
Community Member
2 months ago

You know things are bad when the authorities are afraid of two balloons

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Massimo24ore Report

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