Updated at 01:25,03-03-2021

Election campaign in Belarus: Elderly woman attacks picketers, shows pants


A local woman attacked a picket organised by freelance journalist and MP candidate Alyaksei Atroschanka in the town of Khoyniki (Homiel region).

The incident took place on Tuesday. Journalist Kastus Zhukouski, who is Atroshchanka’s election agent, managed to film the pensioner’s aggressive behavior and posted a video on Facebook.

“Our president [Alyaksandr Lukashenka] is a good man. And you are scums! Get out of here, you bastards!” the woman shouted and showed obscene gestures.

“It is high time for a shift in power otherwise this woman is a symbol of your future. You are brainwashed by [state-run] TV! This woman has no opportunity to consult a doctor, but she is adamantly defending the incumbent leaders and showing private part as well,” Kastus Zhukouski says.

More than 500 candidates are running for 110 seats in the House of Representatives. The election is to be held on September, 11.