USA TODAY/Since Aug. 9, thousands of pro-democracy protesters across Belarus – a European country a little smaller than Kansas – have taken to the streets every day to demand the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, following national elections that his opponents and international governments widely consider fraudulent.

Since the protests began, around 6,700 people have been arrested. Two people have died in police custody. In a clampdown on press freedom, the government recently withdrew the accreditation of 17 journalists working for foreign media outlets. Three of the leading members of the opposition-led Coordination Council have been abducted.

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