Students protest Latvian language law

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Feb 6 17:50:59 UTC 2004

>>From the NYTimes, World Briefing: Europe

Published: February 6, 2004

LATVIA: STUDENTS PROTEST LANGUAGE LAW Thousands of ethnic-Russian students
rallied in Riga, the capital, in the largest protest so far against a
measure that would limit the use of Russian in the country's schools. The
Parliament, brushing aside the protest, voted overwhelming to require that
60 percent of classes in public schools be taught in Latvian, even though
Russian remains the first language of nearly a third of the country's 2.2
million residents.    Steven Lee Myers (NYT)

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