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Greece: Students scuffle with police at protest against uni reform bill in Athens03:31

Greece: Students scuffle with police at protest against uni reform bill in Athens

Greece, Athens
January 14, 2021 at 19:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Student protesters were seen clashing with riot police while rallying against the government's new draft university reform bill in Athens on Thursday.

Police tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas before a tense stand-off took place as the students attempted to gather near the parliament building. No one was reportedly injured or arrested.

The rally was organised by the students against the centre-right government's proposals that would install state security divisions on university campuses and also impose limits on how long students can take to complete their degrees.

The reforms would see a decades-old ban, which was enacted in the aftermath of the fall of the military dictatorship, on police entering university grounds be lifted; officials argue that the ban had been exploited to organise violent protests and criminal activity.

Greece: Students scuffle with police at protest against uni reform bill in Athens03:31
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Student protesters were seen clashing with riot police while rallying against the government's new draft university reform bill in Athens on Thursday.

Police tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas before a tense stand-off took place as the students attempted to gather near the parliament building. No one was reportedly injured or arrested.

The rally was organised by the students against the centre-right government's proposals that would install state security divisions on university campuses and also impose limits on how long students can take to complete their degrees.

The reforms would see a decades-old ban, which was enacted in the aftermath of the fall of the military dictatorship, on police entering university grounds be lifted; officials argue that the ban had been exploited to organise violent protests and criminal activity.