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    Another school has joined a hunger strike staged by teachers of secondary school No. 7 in the Ulyanovsk Region in Russia's Volga area to protest the school's liquidation, the chairwoman of the parents' committee said on Sunday.

    Another school has joined a hunger strike staged by teachers of secondary school No. 7 in the Ulyanovsk Region in Russia's Volga area to protest the school's liquidation, the chairwoman of the parents' committee said on Sunday.

    "From school No. 8, eight teachers and four parents are on a hunger strike," Yulia Sherstnyova said.

    The Ulyanovsk Mayor's Office issued resolutions in June to liquidate five schools in the city, explaining the measure by "economic expediency." The decision caused a protest from teachers and parents.

    On June 24, a group of teachers, parents and technical workers of school No. 7 started a hunger strike staged in a tent camp in front of the school's building.

    Initially, 14 people participated in the hunger strike. Now their number has risen to 36.

    Former head of school No. 7 Irina Mallyamova, also on a hunger strike, said that neither the city's mayor nor the regional governor had met with the protesters yet.

    The Prosecutor's Office has launched a check into the legitimacy of the schools' liquidation in the city.

    ULYANOVSK, June 27 (RIA Novosti) 

     

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