Greece: students occupy hundreds of schools in protest

They also demonstrate against education reforms

04 November, 12:46

    High school students protest in central Athens High school students protest in central Athens

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, NOVEMBER 4 - Around 500 schools were occupied nationwide in protest sit-ins as of Monday morning, by secondary education students who also demonstrated against educational reforms, the exam topics pool, teacher and textbook shortages and school building problems, among others. As Ana-Mpa reports, on Crete island, roughly 30 schools were occupied in the prefecture of Iraklion, while other 15 high schools and lyceums are occupied in the prefecture of Lassithi. A number of schools are also occupied in Rethymno, while 19 of the 50 schools in Hania were under student occupation. Students in the prefectures of Achaia, Ilia and Aetoloakarnania in southern Greece, occupied roughly 100 schools corresponding to 30% of the schools operating in western Greece, while mobilizations were underway in schools in eastern Peloponnese. A total of 39 schools were occupied in the region of Epirus, northwest Greece.

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