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50,000 Greek students protest in Athens

Issue No. 2040

Students in Athens

Students in Athens


Around 50,000 students took to the streets of Athens, Greece, on Thursday of last week against the right wing government’s plans to introduce new managers into universities. A huge movement of strikes and occupations has stopped the government changing the constitution to allow private universities, so the government plans to introduce changes by stealth. More demonstrations were planned for Thursday of this week.


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International
Sat 3 Mar 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2040
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