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Nine school guards charged after ministry protest in Athens

Nine school guards who were arrested during a protest at the Administrative Reform Ministry on Tuesday morning have been charged with breaching the peace and resisting authority.

The nine were arrested for allegedly trying to enter the building without permission.

Police also used tear gas to disperse protesters who had blocked Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in central Athens.

The school guards were protesting their inclusion in public sector mobility scheme, which could lead to many of them losing their jobs.