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In Greece protests against an education law

Protesters clashed with police in Athens and Thessaloniki on Thursday during two marches to protest a government bill that would change the higher education system.

This is reported by Ekathimerini.

A group of protesters threw “Molotov cocktails” in the direction of the special forces outside the parliament building, they responded with tear gas. Another group of protesters poured red paint on the Bank of building.

In Thessaloniki, anarchists threw stones and “Molotov cocktails” towards a special forces unit that used tear gas. According to media reports, there are detainees as a result of the clashes.

Demonstrators, which include university students, as well as teacher and parent unions, want the Education Department to remember a number of provisions included in its bill, such as plans to create a task force to support student campuses.

The demonstrators also opposed the introduction of minimum admission requirements and maximum periods for students to receive diplomas.



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