Summer camp for activists

Sometimes things have to reach absurd levels for us to understand that we have grown accustomed to living with madness. The transformation of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University into a summer camp for activists of the No Border movement, with all the dangers that this entails, forces us to see where tolerance of illegality is leading.

When parts of central Athens are havens for self-proclaimed anti-state activists, when university asylum turns into the imposition of a minority’s will on the majority, when graffiti and damage to public and private buildings is seen as an expression of youthful rebellion, it is natural that local and foreign activists will think that they can do whatever they like here.

The concerns of the university administration, City Hall and the local business community don’t appear to have had any effect on the government. Those in power should remember that they are responsible for the security of citizens and for the protection of public and private property.

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