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A hundred people block road in protest of school closing

Article published from on 2008-03-11 10:20:00
Category: Society in Konstantinovo

Around 100 residents from the village of Konstantinovo blocked the road between Varna and Beloslav in protest of the municipality`s decision to close the only school in the village, Darik reported Tuesday.

The protest took place between 7 and 8 AM causing a few kilometers of traffic jams in both directions of the road. Among the protesting residents were activists of opposition party VMRO.

The administration`s motives for closing down the school are that only 69 children take classes there and the level of education is too low and that once delegated budgets come into power the school will be bankrupt. Residents of Konstantinovo on the other hand suspect that behind the decision lie economic interests as the school`s land property is valued around EUR1 mln.

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