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Amnesty says Greek police using pandemic to crush protests

Amnesty International accused Greek police of using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to impose blanket bans on protests and apply excessive force to crush peaceful demonstrations. Street protests are common in Greece, and several have taken place in recent months on issues ranging from a new labour law to …

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Police beats students protesting Greece’s new Education bill (videos)

With teargas and sound flares Greek police cracked down student protests in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday. Students, teachers, academics, high school students, parents marched through the cities against the Education bill that provides among others,he presence of police at universities. Thousands of #students protest for yet another week in …

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“A mask isn’t enough”: Students march for sufficient measures in schools

Wearing masks and holding banners reading “a mask is not enough” thousands of school students marched in downtown Athens on Thursday demanding more and effective measures against the coronavirus pandemic. The students demand smaller class-rooms with maximum 15 students to avoid crowding, the hiring of more teachers and cleaning staff. …

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Schools opening to be decided on Sept 1, says Education Minister

Teachers will return to schools on September 1, while classes are so far scheduled to begin on September 7, Education & Religion Minister Niki Kerameos said on Monday. She added however that the final decision on restarting classes will be announced on September 1, after families have returned from holidays …

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Six policemen injured during protests against refugee camp in Malakasa

Six police officers were injured and five citizens were detained, after residents of Malakasa blocked Athens-Lamia national highway to protest the presence of two refugee and migrant reception centers. According to police protesters tried to break the police chain protecting the camp and threw stones and other objects at the …

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