College head calls for action against anarchists’ sit-in protest


The head of Athens Technical College, Michalis Bratakos, has called a meeting of all academic staff on Tuesday morning to discuss what action the institution should take in reaction to an ongoing sit-in by anarchists.

The protesters have prevented teachers and students entering the college’s grounds since Sunday, September 13, demanding that anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos be given leave from prison to study at the institution.

Despite going on hunger strike last year over his right to study at the technical college, Romanos is not currently being allowed to attend classes while wearing an electronic tag because he faces more charges.

Staff have made allowances for the restrictions faced by Romanos, who was allowed to sit an academic test in prison earlier this year.

The institution has called on the Justice Ministry to resolve the issue.