Belarus Election and Protests, Live from The Filter^:
Day 1: Introduction and Links (click here)
Day 2: Liveblogging (click here)
UPDATED conversations with people in Minsk (click here)
12:30: LiveJournalist Lipski says that there are still about 1000 people on the square. It’s sub-zero, and the authorities have cut all of the electricity. But they’re still there. Ivan Lenin translates a report from Radio Svoda saying that they all plan to stay, though they know that tonight the police can use force to break the protest up.
Meanwhile, the 108 opposition supporters who have been arrested in the past three days have been put on trial, with the authorities closing it to the public. Many sentences have already been passed.
(from Robert Mayer)
About a thousand people braved the cold to camp out in October square last night. Police formed a perimeter to make sure food, water and clothing didn't enter and anyone who left to seek provisions were either denied re-entry or were arrested.
Milinkevich has addressed the crowd on this, the third night or protests, and called for a demonstration on March 25th - Belarus' Freedom Day. He encouraged those on the square to remain, in defiance, and for other's across Belarus to joing them on Saturday.
So expect news to trickle through, depending on how long those currently there can last without supplies. Milinkevich has intended to tell them to go home and come back out on Saturday, but changed his mind so as not to cede the square.
Best place to keep up to date: Publius Pundit
Conversations from the square: Rush-Mush
New posts from: Right Ways
Best source for info is Charter 97 but the service is patchy
Photos available on flickr and Yahoo!, as well as the gallery of protests babes
Also, some music from Radio Free Europe