Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Regardless of the heavy presence of riot cops, masked males and what seemed like troopers, tens of 1000’s of protesters gathered in Minsk and in a number of different cities in Belarus on Sunday. Many waved the previous nationwide flag — a crimson and white banner that President Aleksandr Lukashenko scrapped quickly after coming to energy in 1994.

After weeks of protests, what had been a carnival environment has been changed by rigidity and worry as cops revived among the heavy-handed violence seen when individuals first took to the streets after the much-contested election. Greater than 400 individuals had been arrested, the police stated. Many stated they’d been crushed on the time of detention.

The protests come forward of talks between Mr. Lukashenko and President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Monday — the primary assembly between the 2 leaders because the disaster in Belarus started. The talks would deal with growing the “strategic partnership and alliance” between Russia and Belarus, Mr. Putin stated.

Evaluation: Mr. Lukashenko can not probably expel or jail everybody in Belarus who needs him gone, stated one opponent, and so “doesn’t know what to do anymore. Our technique of peaceable protest actually works.”

Opinion: The crackdown on peaceable protests over a blatantly fastened election is an affront to everybody who cherishes democracy and elemental equity, writes the Occasions’s editorial board.

Official response: The razing of the camp “was a tragedy,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece stated in a speech on Sunday. “It was a warning bell to all to turn into sensitized. Europe can not afford a second failure on the migration challenge.”

Whereas all of this contributed, actually, to feeling perennially adrift (in accordance with a number of research by the American sociologist Ruth Useem and others, a lot as they might attempt, grownup TCKs by no means wholly repatriate culturally), it blotted the feeling of feeling like we’d “grown up at an angle to all over the place and everybody,” as the author Pico Iyer — of Indian parentage, raised between England and California, who now lives between California and Japan — instructed me throughout a latest dialog.

“Rising up with three cultures round or inside me, I felt that I might outline myself by my passions, not my passport,” he stated. “In some methods, I’d by no means be Indian or English or Californian, and that was fairly releasing, although individuals might at all times outline me by my pores and skin colour or accent. But additionally, as a result of I didn’t have that exterior method of defining myself, I needed to be actually rigorous and directed in grounding myself internally, by my values and loyalties and to the individuals I maintain closest to me.”

Thanks for beginning the week with me. See you subsequent time.

— Natasha

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