How Lukashenka Has Wrestled For Control In The Belarusian City Of Hrodna
The western city of Hrodna has been a microcosm of the political crisis that has engulfed Belarus after protests erupted over a presidential election widely seen as rigged. The city was witness to the first protests and arrests. Later, local state TV broadcast a protest where city councilors apologized for police brutality. But then embattled President Alyaksandr Lukashenka replaced the regional governor and visited the local garrison, in an effort to regain his grip.