24 Aug 2020

Belarus opposition activist Maria Kalesnikava: change ‘worth fighting for’

Two more leading opposition activists have been arrested in Belarus – as mass protests demanding President Lukashenko’s resignation continued at the weekend.

The president was filmed brandishing an assault rifle as he walked to his residency, in a show of force.

Two of the most prominent women who became leaders of the opposition movement have now left the country – but not Maria Kalesnikava – who insists she has no intention of backing down.

She’s been talking exclusively to our reporter – who sent this report from inside Belarus.