Citizens packed the streets to demand that President Alexander Lukashenko step down.
And is their luck running out?
So far, they don't seem to have actually closed the borders. But his threat probably has a different aim.
Cops demonstrated their commitment to free and fair elections by firing rubber bullets and water cannons at protesters.
Plus: Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai, Portland demonstrators set fire to police union headquarters, protests erupt against "Europe's last dictator," and more...
Spent five days in jail