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Balloon wars

Friday, August 28, 2020

Some 50,000 people in Lithuania,  including the president, formed a  human chain from Vilnius to the Belarusian border  to express support for the ongoing opposition protests in the neighbouring country. While the action was completely peaceful, several balloons that were released by the participants nearly caused a “military crisis” – Minsk later claimed that it had to  scramble military helicopters   to stop the balloons “with anti-state slogans” from crossing…