'Toe the line': Belarusian Eurovision song entry riles opposition

By Maria Vasilyeva MOSCOW (Reuters) – A rumbling political crisis in Belarus spilled over into the Eurovision Song Contest this week, as the country’s state broadcaster nominated a band that has released songs mocking protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. Featuring lyrics such as “I will teach you to toe the line”, the entry has sparked a backlash from opposition figures and fuelled calls by a European Parliament lawmaker for Belarus to be suspended from the popular competition. The entry, by Galasy ZMesta, has received 5,800 likes and 40,000 dislikes on the competition’s official Y…

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