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Russia boosts pro-regime propaganda amid Belarus crackdown

Clip: 08/31/2020 | 3m 59s | Video has closed captioning.

Thousands of protesters in Belarus marked President Alexander Lukashenko’s birthday on Sunday with a derisive chant calling him a “psychopath.” The defiant gesture came after a week in which government security forces furthered their crackdown on protesters and journalists in the country. Special correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports from Minsk.

Aired: 08/31/20

Rating: NR

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