BNTU starts to expel protesting students

On Wednesday, several students of the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) have been informed about their being expelled, Euroradio reports.

Two days ago they were grabbed by the Minsk police during a protest rally in support of striking workers.

March of Pensioners, Students and Health Workers in Minsk

The students have received information from the dean’s office that their names were retrospectively removed off the books. On Tuesday, one of the BNTU deputy deans called in the student council head and said that those who had been detained on October, 26 would from the university.

As reported earlier, Alyaksandr Lukashenka called for the withdrawal of students participating in protests from universities. They, according to the politician, must either be sent to the army or simply thrown out into the street. Lukashenka wants to do the same with opposition-minded teachers.

“Students, if you come to study, study. Whoever wants, let them study. Whoever went out in violation of the law for unauthorised actions must be deprived of the right to be a student. Please send them, as I said, some to the army and some to the street. Let them walk down the street. But they must be expelled from the university,” Lukashenka said.

Lukashenka wants opposition-minded students out of universities