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Belarus School Protests Ban On Polish Teachers --> (RFE/RL) September 25, 2006 -- The students and staff of a Belarusian middle school walked out of classes today to protest a government ban on the use of exchange teachers from Poland.

Reports say police are monitoring the peaceful demonstration in Volokovysk, in the western province of Hrodna, but not interfering.

The protest comes after local officials enforced a ban against Polish teachers. Minsk says Warsaw is seeking to undermine its rule through contacts with Belarus' large Polish minority.


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