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Greece Descends into Chaos as Protest Erupt into Violet Clashes With Athens Police

Daily Express - Protesters are objecting to a new education bill which would overturn a ban on police being deployed on university campuses. Many thousands took to the streets of Greece's capital Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki as protests led to fights with police over the bill which is being debated and voted on today. The bill is feared, by opponents, to lead to a return to the Greek military junta in the 60s and 70s while politicians say it will help tackle crime on campus.

It is believed over 4,000 people have attended the protests which have been occurring over the past few weeks.

The country's political parties across the spectrum have slammed the demonstrations as Greece deals with the coronavirus.

A protest ban was introduced which would fine anyone who was part of a gathering of more than 100 people.

Fines of £2,600 would be given to anyone breaking the rules.

Vaggelis, a student who attended the protests, said: "While there are not enough funs and proper infrastructure at universities the government chooses to spend money on police and disciplining students.

"Students say there is no way this law will be applied."

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