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Greece: Students and teachers to strike in Athens January 14

Student and teacher groups to strike and protest in Athens on January 14; heightened security measures and localized disruptions expected

12 Jan 02:02 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens
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Event

Educational organizations announced a strike and associated demonstration in Athens for Monday, January 14. A 24-hour strike is scheduled on Monday along with a demonstration at 15:00 (local time) outside of the Parliament building. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are likely near the protest site. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Teachers and students are protesting government-proposed educational reforms and are demanding that the Ministry of Education withdraw the bill from Parliament. On January 11, demonstrators in Athens rallied at the Propylaea to protest government supported education reforms. Demonstrators attempted to march to the Maximos Mansion but were intercepted by police. At least one protester was reportedly injured after police officers fired tear gas and flash grenades to disperse the crowd.

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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