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Update from Greece: Ongoing repression, tear gas and arrests

LA | 09.03.2007 00:16 | Education | Repression | World

The police keeps provoking against the students' protest, a situation that has started earlier in the afternoon, as the new law for the University structure was being voted in the parliament

Reports from the Athens police Heardquarters say that all of the 62 temporary detainees will be considered as arrestees. There is a widespread terror imposed on the arrestees, even 1st-year undergraduate girls have been accused for social disturbance. 45 people had to go to the hospital since they were injured. The police and the Public Prosecutor are very provocative, not allowing the arrestees to meet their lawyers. Also, 5 injured detainees, students in Chemical Engineering, are not allowed to go to the hospital.

Riots spread in Thessaloniki city as well, followin a spontaneous solidarity march that took place, in protest for the repression that had taken place in Athens. Currently the riot police is spraying tear gas towards the university and the students in the Thessaloniki Polytechnic Faculty are suffering. The student radio 1431AM is reporting that the gas is everywhere in the corridors. Hundreds of students are trying to escape the gas, some of them into rooms or on the roof. One male student is in hospital in Thessaloniki
The radios speakers say they are confident we are facing the first implications of the new legislation, that has led to dictatorship



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Apo Brighton/ From Brighton

09.03.2007 01:23

Solidarity to the student movement and all repressed people around the world. Easter is near. We will be in Greece soon to help you.

Syndoma kai meis stous dektes sas!



09.03.2007 17:30

Kourayio kai dinami!
Solidarity from Manchester.

Is the situation/law that the police cannot enter University grounds?


Something at the embassy maybe?

10.03.2007 01:47

shooted at demostrators
shooted at demostrators

shooted at demostrators
shooted at demostrators

shooted at demostrators
shooted at demostrators

shooted at demostrators
shooted at demostrators

Maybe people should gather in London and do something at the embassy.....just to show how a supposed democratic European country acts (shooting things like in the pictures to the students) when its government wants to impose new laws, and that there is no difference comparing it to countries like Turkey or Syria (or whichever fascistcountry)....