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