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    Thousands of students have demonstrated in Athens against the government, and against police behaviour at an earlier demonstration (9 August).

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    Thousands of students have demonstrated in Athens against the government, and against police behaviour at an earlier demonstration (9 August). The students who took to the Athens streets on Tuesday (29 August) were backed by organisations throughout Greece.

    SYNOPSIS: About ten thousand people, mainly students, marched with the support of Greece's students' unions, the socialist opposition and communists. They chanted anti-government slogans as they marched, denouncing recent government measures as 'new terrorism'.

    Some of the students' concerns centre on issues arising from another demonstration earlier in the month. On August the ninth riot police clashed with demonstrators after they tried to hold a mass rally outside the University of Athens to protest a cut in working hours proposed by the government to save energy. Of the many arrested, nine have so far been sentenced to prison. These demonstrators want them released. They are also protesting about the violation by the police of the university campus in order to make the arrest.

    The scenes of violence of earlier in the month were not repeated, and there were no arrests. The claims of a 'new terrorism' related partly to the earlier violence, and also to new laws introduced by the government to place students under stricter control.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJ0ET0U2X7X5XL9F2AECEI3GH
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ0ET0U2X7X5XL9F2AECEI3GH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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