Revolution on Ice
Friday, March 24, 2006
By the time the polls closed last weekend in Belarus, protesters had already taken to the street, alleging vote-fraud and strong-arm tactics by President Alexander Lukashenko. The so-called Denim Revolution had many of the marks of other recent resistance efforts – in Ukraine, in Georgia, and Serbia. But in the end, it was the Revolution that Wasn’t. Bob talks to The Economist correspondent Andrew Miller about the regime’s media clampdown. He also speaks with Srdja Popovic, a consultant to democracy advocates worldwide, about what went wrong.