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Unidentified assailants hurl paint at professor during lecture

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Unidentified assailants on Thursday entered an auditorium at the University of Piraeus where a professor of international security was giving a lecture and hurled paint at her and around the room.

In comments to kathimerini.gr, the professor, Mary Bossi, described the attack as a "social intervention," adding that it should not be blown out of proportion and granted more significance than it merits.

Leftist SYRIZA meanwhile issued a statement, condemning the attack.

"Acts of this kind are an affront against state universities and pave the way for authoritarian thinking favoring privatization," it said.