Police hinder traditional outdoor assembly of Belarusian Humanities Lyceum
Students of the liquidated Belarusian Humanities
Lyceum named after Ya. Kolas come to the former building of the lyceum (which
is occupied by the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk) to mark the beginning of
the curriculum year.
The education establishment continues working as an underground educational institution. According to a former lyceum student Veranika Areshka, people come to the gathering to show that the lyceum is still alive athwart actions of the authorities, and will continue working.
About 30 people came to the former lyceum building this time. Most of them were students, their parents and teachers. There were some former lyceum students as well. However, quite soon there came policemen, who rudely demanded that the people dispersed. As a result, the people went towards the National Art Museum where one of the leaders of the lyceum, Liavon Barshcheuski, took the floor. He told about the history of the lyceum, had been founded in 1990 and had worked legally till 2003.
More than 60 people study in the lyceum now. The peculiarity of this curriculum year is that many of them will study in the international school in Gdansk on Polish educational programs.