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    Latvian Students Protest Planned University Budget Place Cuts

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    The rally to protest against a possible reduction of budget slots at Latvian universities took place in Riga, according to the Latvia's student association.

    RIGA (Sputnik) — More than 1,000 students held a rally in Riga protesting against a possible reduction of budget slots at Latvian universities, the country's student association said Monday.

    "The action involved about 1,000 people," the student association, which organized the rally, told RIA Novosti.

    It was earlier reported that the Ministry of Education had announced a plan to cut more than 5,000 budget places in Latvian universities due to lack of funds. Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis has denied the information.

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