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Tajikistan: Students Sent to the Streets to Greet President

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Tajikistan, Citizen Media, Education, Governance, Youth

On Blogiston.tj [1], a local blogger writes [2] [ru] about the Tajik president's visit to the city of Khujand in the country's north. To convince the president that people in the city love him, the local authorities have cancelled classes and exams at schools and colleges, sending thousands of students to the streets to greet the president's cortege. The author posts photos and videos of exhausted students waiting under the hot sun for the cortege to pass.