Amid rising tensions, students occupy Aristotle University administrative HQ

As tensions rise in Greek universities ahead of the November 17 anniversary marking the junta’s bloody suppression of a student uprising, a group of students on Friday occupied the administrative faculty of Thessaloniki Aristotle University.

The students forced their way into the faculty and took over the area despite efforts by security guards to push them back.

The move comes amid rising tensions over troika-imposed education reforms. On Thursday, scuffles between police and students outside Athens University left two students injured and there were clashes when a group of students attempted to enter the grounds of the Technical University of Athens (the former Polytechnic) to hold a general assembly, prompting police to push them back with batons and chemicals.

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