People must hear cost of vandalism

Greece’s state universities must publish a thorough list of the damage caused to their premises during the violent riots of the previous days. Some rectors have been extremely reluctant to reveal the true extent of the catastrophe caused by self-styled anarchists, most likely because they are unable to come up with a decent excuse to justify their passive stance and their lack of courage during the unfortunate events. Nevertheless, the disasters involve public property. And restoring the damage will be paid, once again, with money out of the pockets of the country’s taxpayers. As a result, it is important that Greek citizens have a clear picture of the situation. People have every right to know the price of the country’s university asylum legislation (which bans police from entering the schools’ campuses) and which has given some small minorities the green light to reduce places of education to domains of uncontrolled violence and rage. Once a list of the wreckage has been made public, we will all be able to draw our own conclusions about who is truly working to protect the state universities and who isn’t.

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