• Short Summary

    More than 1,000 striking students of Athens University took part in a demonstration at the Law Faculty Building on Wednesday (21 February) in protest against recent legislation affecting their status.

  • Description

    More than 1,000 striking students of Athens University took part in a demonstration at the Law Faculty Building on Wednesday (21 February) in protest against recent legislation affecting their status.

    Chanting ??? shout 500 of the students occupied the building and ??? from the ??? support from other students.

    The students are calling for the abolition of legislation empowering the Government to order the military call-up of any student who refuses to attend classes or incites others to do so.

    Thousands of student of Athens Polytechnic and the university have stayed away for classes in the past three weeks in the first incidence of student unrest since the Army took over power in April, 1967.

    In the latest incident, police moved in as the students barricaded themselves in the law school and began a hunger strike.

    A strong cordon of police surrounded the university building and scuffles broke out as they tried to disperse the student crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3HPBIILOCLOX5SW8K0AG9BFO6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HPBIILOCLOX5SW8K0AG9BFO6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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