Students in Greece protest again against the presence of police in universities. They do not want the presence of uniformed people on the student campuses, reports the electronic edition of Kathimerini.
Dozens of students gathered in front of the main administrative building of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Thursday morning to protest the introduction of a police force on the campus.
With the decision of the parliament for security in higher education institutions, police teams are patrolling. The police were met by student protests against the presence of uniformed officers at universities. Late last night, students protested en masse in Athens.
All student organizations said that the presence of the police was an expression of control over them and violated their rights to free expression of ideas.
The introduction of security police is a government decision after many cases of threats to teachers and hooliganism in universities. However, the students said they will protest until the police leave all universities in the country.
The opposition parties supported the students’ actions.
The scheme has faced opposition from student and other groups who oppose what they say is the lifting of restrictions on police access to universities, introduced after the 1967-1974 dictatorship to protect academic freedom.