The death of a protester has inflamed tensions in Belarus, with thousands praising the 31-year-old as a hero at his funeral. His last message — “I’m going out” — became a new slogan of the protest movement.
The attendants formed a half-kilometer (550 yards) line stretching from the church until the coffin was carried out. They occasionally chanted “We will not forget, we will not forgive,” and “Rama, you are a hero.”
The mourners also chanted “I’m going out,” the last message sent by Bandarenka to a group chat on a messaging app before he was killed.