Students of Belarusian universities taking part in unauthorized actions must be expelled and sent to the army or to the street. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday, October 27, by President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko.
“Students: come to study – study. Whoever wants to, let him study. Those who violate the law on unauthorized actions are deprived of the right to be students”, – BelTA quotes his state agency.
The Belarusian leader insisted that it makes no sense to persuade the protesters, and the only right decision is to take radical measures.
“Please send them, as I said, who to the army and who to the street. Let them walk in the street. But they must be expelled from the university”, – emphasized Lukashenko.
The head of state also added that university professors who behave inappropriately should also be fired.
On the eve, students took to the streets of Minsk, and later the march of pensioners began. In the center of Minsk, law enforcers detained students who supported the opposition’s call for a national strike.
On Sunday, former presidential candidate from opposition forces Svetlana Tikhanovskaya announced that a national strike would begin in the republic on Monday. Her ultimatum to the authorities had expired the day before.