August 2, 2012 Swedish activists dropped 800 teddy bears outside Minsk, Belarus, protesting the lack of human rights there. They flew a small plane into the country and were never accosted by Belarussian authorities. President Alexander Lukashenko fired two generals after the incident.
April 11, 2011 Political tension has been on the rise there since December, when a demonstration over disputed presidential election results was met with force by police.
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