The footage of the beatings is staged, and if the police are wrong, they must be forgiven. The shortest retelling of Alexander Lukashenko’s speech to supporters in Grodno
There is restlessness on the western border, they clap their weapons, threaten, openly interfere in our internal affairs. We will defend our land. This is not only our border, this is the CSTO border .
There they made it clear to me: we will not surrender Belarus to humiliation. Many people told me that “something is wrong” in Grodno, but when I saw you, I realized that the Grodno land is our land. The instigators of the riots are not you, Belarusians; they are sitting near Warsaw, near Vilnius.
We will carefully identify all provocateurs, we have all their lists. On the Internet, 60% show bruises from police beatings – these are staged shots! Time will pass, we will calmly tell you about it and show you. The team came from Poland: to crush the cops. But who will you call if banditry starts on the streets?
The police are your people. Even if they were wrong somewhere, forgive them. I ate the president’s bread, but imagine for a moment – there is no Lukashenka. Who would command the troops on the western border? We would no longer be the owners here, we would be broken, crushed and spat out.