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Teacher, cafe owner clash over use of yard

The principal of a primary school in a small town in the Peloponnese and the owner of a cafe-restaurant located directly opposite the school have clashed over the use of the space separating one building from another. Giorgos Sarafoglou, the 49-year-old head of the school in Plagia, Aetoloacarnania, told Kathimerini that the cafe owner had punched him and thrown an ashtray at his head after the school set up four prefabricated buildings in its yard, which adjoins the space in front of the cafe-restaurant. «I am scared to go to school,» Sarafoglou said. Cafe owner Achilleas Dimokas, for his part, claims that the school authorities are trying to thwart his plans to stage functions in the space in front of his cafe, for which he claims to have a license issued by local authorities. Dimokas claims that the school authorities have been setting up large objects in the yard to frustrate his efforts.