#7. Jeans Revolution 2006
Jeans or the Denim Revolution began in the central European country’s capital, Minsk, in September of
2005. Democratic party supporters were protesting president Alexander Lukashenko after the
disappearance of their leader, Dmitri Pavilchenko. Riot police soon confiscated their red and white party
flags so protestor Nikita Sasim waved his denim shirt and announced that denim would serve as their flag
instead. However, Jeans Revolution did not bring radical changes to Belarusian politics and society.