• Short Summary

    SOME 50,000 GREEK STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY AWAY FROM CLASSES TOMORROW (NOV. 20) IN SUPPORT OF THEIR UNION'S PROTEST OVER GOVERNMENT EDUCATION POLICY.

  • Description

    SOME 50,000 GREEK STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY AWAY FROM CLASSES TOMORROW (NOV. 20) IN SUPPORT OF THEIR UNION'S PROTEST OVER GOVERNMENT EDUCATION POLICY.

    A FORERUNNER TO THIS STUDENTS' STRIKE WAS A PROTEST IN ATHENS ON MONDAY BY SOME 3,000 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS - THEY STAYED AWAY FROM CLASSES TOO. THEY WERE SUPPORTED BY STUDENTS OF THEOLOGY, AND LATER, NIGHT SCHOOL STUDENTS, PREPARING FOR UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, ALSO HAD PROTEST MEETINGS.

    THEIR MAIN DEMAND IS OVER THE GOVERNMENT'S LATEST DEVELOPMENT GRANT TO THE EDUCATION MINISTRY. THE STUDENTS' UNIONS WANT THE GRANT DOUBLED AND POINT TO WHAT THEY CLAIM THE CHRONIC SHORTAGE OF SCHOOL SPACE, TEACHERS AND EQUIPMENT.

    THE STRIKES ARE THE LATEST OF A LONG LINE OF BITTER DISCONTENT BY THE STUDENTS. POLICE HAVE HAD TO BREAK UP PAST DEMONSTRATIONS BUT THIS TIME, THOUGH THEY WERE OUT IN FORCE AGAIN, THERE WERE NO CLASHES. (SEE 3068/62 ATHENS HUNGER STRIKE)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2SFR21JH4B9HOV9447C8WZL1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2SFR21JH4B9HOV9447C8WZL1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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