Belarusians are hanging the colours of the country”s pre-Soviet flag from their windows and balconies in small acts of defiance against President Alexander Lukashenko.
The white-red-white flag, introduced in 1918 and which made a brief reappearance in the early 1990s, has been adopted by Belarus’ opposition movement.
It has been visible amid demonstrations over the country’s presidential election in August, which protesters say was rigged in Lukashenko’s favour.
Belarus’ official flag is green and red. The white-red-white flag one has been prohibited by Lukashenko’s administration, leading to these tiny acts of rebellion.
Critics of the red and white flag point to the fact it was used by the Nazi occupation administration during WWII.