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2020 Belarusian Protests (Grades 11-12)

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2020 Belarusian Protests

Alexander Lukashenko has been the only president of Belarus since the fall of the Soviet Union.
  1. True
  2. False
In the 2020 presidential election, Alexander Lukashenko sought his                 term in office.
  1. 2nd
  2. 4th
  3. 6th
  4. 8th
Because of his authoritarian rule and history of rigging elections, Alexander Lukashenko has been called "Europe's Last                                      ."
Who was the main opposition candidate in the 2020 Belarusian presidential election?
  1. Alexey Navalny
  2. Viktar Babaryka
  3. Siarhei Tsikhanouski
  4. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Protests began in June 2020 following the arrest in May of opposition candidate Siarhei Tsikhanouski who had compared Alexander Lukashenko to a cockroach.
  1. True
  2. False
What happened to the candidacy of Viktar Babaryka?

Access to the internet was blocked in Belarus on Election Day.
  1. True
  2. False
Initial exit polls on election night showed Tsikhanouskaya receiving 80% of the vote.
  1. True
  2. False
On election night, there were about 3,000 protestors arrested by Belarussian security forces.
  1. True
  2. False
Following the election, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya fled Belarus for what country?
  1. Latvia
  2. Poland
  3. Ukraine
  4. Lithuania
By August 13, most protests were still limited to Minsk.
  1. True
  2. False
Government anti-terrorist soldiers and the paramilitary Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were called in to deal with the protests.
  1. True
  2. False
By August 14, factory workers across the country began to go on strike and support the protestors.
  1. True
  2. False
On August 16, Lukashenko declared that he would not be stepping down and called on whom to help him regain control in the country?
  1. Viktor Orbán
  2. Vladimir Putin
  3. Donald Trump
  4. Petro Poroshenko
On August 17, the European Union agreed that Lukashenko was the legitimate president of Belarus, but that it needed to implement the reforms demanded by the protestors.
  1. True
  2. False
Incidents of overcrowding and even torture in the Belarusian prisons have been reported.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the Coordination Council?

Government forces have used live ammunition in addition to rubber bullets and flashbang grenades on the protestors.
  1. True
  2. False
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