Great-grandmother takes on the president in Belarus – BBC News

As street protests in Belarus continue well into their fourth week, a 73-year-old great-grandmother has turned into an unlikely hero for demonstrators.

Nina Bahinskaya became an internet sensation after videos emerged of her confronting lines of Belarusian riot police.

Belarus has been gripped by mass protests since the 9 August election, widely believed to have been rigged.

President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power for 26 years, has said he has no intention of stepping down and denies electoral fraud.

Video produced by Jonah Fisher, Anton Chicherov & Elizaveta Vereykina.

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