On Saturday I learned about a group called Laisvasis Universitetas (Free University), which organizes a network of alternative self-education classes and activities. I also learned that they were organizing a “Real Democracy Now” activity in Kaunas on Sunday afternoon. I headed down to the Musical Theater square yesterday and found a group of young people hanging out on the grass. I expected a rally of some sorts, but they seemed to be a quiet bunch. The LUNI website calls existing university education part of “the state capitalist system, making students either servants of the state or free market cogs” — which explains the sign in the second photo below.
I don’t know if it was coincidental, but there was a car show on Laisvės Alėja on Sunday. LUNI’s anti-capitalist message was in direct contrast to the Rolls Royces and racing cars and various other automobiles on display.