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Greek police fires tear gas at protesting teachers demanding jobs (picts,video)

Tension and tear gas at the protest organized by teachers in downtown Athens on Friday. The marched through the city center and at one point a big crowd attempted to reach the prime ministry mansion.

As expected, riot police did not let protesters prevail and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Thousands of full-time and part-time teachers joined their voices demanding 25,000 permanent jobs to cover needs in the country’s public school.

Many of the part-time teachers have been working as stand-by teachers that have to jump in wherever there is a need. However, some of them have been working with this status for over a decade.

Teachers unions has requested an appointment with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The protest march concluded at 4:30 in the afternoon, main avenues were given free to traffic again

 

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