Polish Protests in Vilnius

photo: Mr. T in DC

According to The Lithuania Tribune 3,000-3,500 people participated in the protest against new rules concerning education in the minority schools held in Vilnius on March 17, 2012.

Demonstration started in front of the parliament and then moved on to the government’s offices where rally took place. Protests were of a peaceful character, no serious incidents were observed.

Protests concern a new Law on Education, adopted a year ago, which extends the use of Lithuanian language in minority schools. Paricipants of the demonstrations called for cancellation of the obligation to take Lithuanian examas native speakers, making an exam in a minority language obligatory and increasing funds for the minority schools.

photo: Mr. T in DC

More about the protest here.