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Police Detains Participants of Procession of Homeless Students

2004 2004-09-16T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 16 September the liquidated youth organization “Belarusian Student Association” held the action “Procession of Homeless Students” devoted to the daily issue of many Belarusian students – absence of places at student dormitories. The authorities often express their pride with the fact that the number of students from villages increases. However, they make nothing to provide those students with premises for the time of study. The action participants wanted to proceed from the central railway station of Minsk (where homeless beggars often gather) to the building of the Education Ministry in Savetskaya Street, 9 with different attributes of homeless life – tents, sleeping bags, pots, lamps, spoons, etc.

The police stopped the action by detention of several students who carried a camp bed. The detainees were taken to Minsk Savetski Borough Board of Internal Affairs. At present we know the name of one detainee – Siarhey Semianiuk.

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