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Lithuania: Dozens protest Norway's child welfare policies in Vilnius01:32

Lithuania: Dozens protest Norway's child welfare policies in Vilnius

Lithuania, Vilnius
January 21, 2016 at 22:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people gathered in front of the Norwegian embassy in Vilnius on Friday to stage a protest against Norwegian Child Welfare Service (Barnevernet) policies, after claims that the government are separating Lithuanian parents who have immigrated to Norway from their children.

The Barnevernet has recently found itself under international criticism for removing children from predominantly Eastern European families, with critics hitting out at what they believe are overtly strict specifications on what is considered to be child cruelty. Similar protests were held earlier this week in Oslo, London, Bucharest, Vienna, Prague and Moscow over Barnevernet's seizure of the children.

Lithuania: Dozens protest Norway's child welfare policies in Vilnius01:32
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Dozens of people gathered in front of the Norwegian embassy in Vilnius on Friday to stage a protest against Norwegian Child Welfare Service (Barnevernet) policies, after claims that the government are separating Lithuanian parents who have immigrated to Norway from their children.

The Barnevernet has recently found itself under international criticism for removing children from predominantly Eastern European families, with critics hitting out at what they believe are overtly strict specifications on what is considered to be child cruelty. Similar protests were held earlier this week in Oslo, London, Bucharest, Vienna, Prague and Moscow over Barnevernet's seizure of the children.

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