After Thursday's rally of ethnic minority schools, a dispute has broken out between the protestors and the Vilnius municipality authorities over the aims of the rally – whether it was to improve the status of minority schools or achieve political objectives in light of upcoming elections.
Valdas Benkunskas
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Deputy Mayor of Vilnius Valdas Benkunskas claimed that Polish parents’ demands are difficult to understand given the range of actions already taken.

“Those decisions, those promises that were given by the Council and the mayor and me personally - they are fully implemented. Political powers try to gain points before the parliamentary elections, since it has nothing to do with the documentation in the Council,” said the deputy mayor.

On Thursday, protestors near the Vilnius municipality demanded to accredit all of Vilnius ethnic minority schools, to keep all general schools and pre-school institutions running.

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