Belarusian Pensioner Fights Police For Flag
A 73-year-old protester was seen struggling with riot police in Belarus in a video posted on Franak Viacorka's Twitter account on August 26. Great-grandmother Nina Bahinskaya was demanding they return the flag they had snatched from her, the country's old white-red-white banner, which is banned in Belarus. The altercation occurred after police were deployed to clear a crowd outside the government offices, on what was the 18th consecutive night of protest against a presidential election widely seen as rigged. Click below for a profile of Bahinskaya, who has cut a distinctive figure at opposition protests for decades.