OPINION

The violence must be condemned

The outbreak of violence in the country’s universities over the past few days has harmed not only the academic community, but democratic institutions too. The assault on university rectors and the destruction of public property by small groups of rioters require an immediate response from the country’s political forces. All sides, including the Coalition of the Radical Left, should unreservedly condemn (not with a «yes, but» response) the violence of a small minority. Political parties should isolate – both politically and morally – the bullies who have turned against the institution of state universities and demand enforcement of the rule of law – at least those parties which believe that democracy is the only acceptable system of social organization. The lawbreaking behavior must stop. The universities and the country can no longer remain hostage to the irresponsible and violent behavior of the few.