The historic flag of Belarus is white with a red stripe. The flag that is flown by the Lukashenka regime is the old soviet era "national" flag, minus the hammer and sickle. In a nutshell, that is the visual symbol of the current struggle for Belarus. Oleksander Lukashenka, leading a tyranny which uses its KGB goons to kidnap and kill versus Alyaksandr Milinkevich who is the united candidate of the Belarusian opposition.
On March 19th, Lukashenka will steal another election. The legitimate choice of the Belarusian population will be denied to them. It is time to speak up now- the last dictator of Europe must be removed and his odious soviet-era symbols banished to the past where they belong.
The colours of Belarusian freedom should be restored, and those who have denied them for so long should face trial. If the election on March 19th can not be judged to be fair, then the West should make it clear to Mr. Lukashenka that his fate may yet take him not just to trial in Miensk, but to The Hague- as it did the second-to-last dictator in Europe: Slobodan Milosevic.