Hrodna District: Teachers Engaged in Street Patrolling

2007 2007-02-08T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Teachers in the Hrodna district have been ordered to patrol the streets of their towns. A relevant regulation was issued by the education department of the local executive committee.

There are two shifts – from 10 am till 3 pm and from 3 pm till 8 pm on Saturdays. The authorities believe that the new campaign should decrease the number of crimes committed by the under aged, as well as prevent alcohol and drug abuse. The teachers themselves are less enthusiastic, seeing their mission as a modest effort to prevent young people from drinking beer and encouraging them to spend more time at home with their parents.