German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in his speech at the Vienna Conference dedicated to Belarus that the Belarusian democratic forces will have the right to vote at the Eastern Partnership summit.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya made a poignant speech at the Plenary session of the European Parliament. She compared the Lukashenko regime to a virus and suggested three steps to get rid of it: non-recognition, deprivation of resources and increased aid to civil society.
The Social Democrats, Liberal Democrats and Greens jointly presented the new coalition agreement in 2021. Support is promised to the democratic movement in Belarus.
On November 21, about a hundred Belarusians held a protest rally called “Lukashenka has crossed all borders” near the Belarusian embassy in Warsaw, where they stressed that in the current situation it is very important that European leaders support and understand the aspirations of the Belarusian people.
Volha Harbunova, Belarusian human rights defender, arrested for organizing women’s marches, is on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention.
On 11 November 2020, 31-year-old Raman Bandarenka went out to the Square of Changes courtyard to find out why unidentified people were cutting off white-red-white ribbons. According to BYPOL, then he was dragged away and beaten by members of the Special Rapid Response Unit. On the evening of 12 November 2020, Raman died from injuries incompatible with life in an intensive care unit.
Mikalai Dziadok, a 33-year-old political prisoner, journalist and anarchist, was sentenced to a five-year sentence. In his final speech, Dziadok said that no terror can stop human emancipation and progress.
On November 8-9, 2021, an organized group of 1,000 migrants assaulted the Polish border. According to the Polish government, about 4,000 migrants are staying on the border between Belarus and Poland.