Police dispatched to break up Aristotle University gathering

Police dispatched to break up Aristotle University gathering

Dozens of police officers were dispatched to the campus of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University on Tuesday afternoon to break up a large student gathering that authorities fear may stoke coronavirus transmission of the in the northern port city, which is already struggling with a large number of infections.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), the gathering included dozens of individuals who authorities suspect of being non-students. Some of them have armed themselves with wooden bats and helmets, though there have been no reports of violence.

The gathering was reportedly organized to protest a three-day ban on marches and rallies for the November 17 Athens Polytechnic anniversary.

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