Riot police detain about 20 students at Athens University protest

About 20 students were detained at Athens University on Monday morning after riot police intervened to break up a protest outside the rector’s office.

Leftist student groups were protesting about university-related matters when the riot police arrived.

Officers made limited use of chemicals and led away more than a dozen students. University staff suggested that the police had overreacted to the protest.

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