Aris­to­tle Univer­sity brac­ing for large, unau­tho­rized event

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Of­fi­cials at Thes­sa­loniki’s Aris­to­tle Univer­sity are brac­ing for an unau­tho­rized gath­er­ing at the cam­pus that is sched­uled to start today.

“About a week ago we learned from the in­ter­net that un­known groups of in­di­vid­u­als were or­ga­niz­ing an event [on the mi­gra­tion cri­sis] on cam­pus. We don’t know who they are or how many of them there are; no one has con­tacted us or asked for our per­mis­sion,” Aris­to­tle Univer­sity rec­tor Per­i­cles Mitkas said.

The univer­sity’s con­cerns were shared in a let­ter to the prime min­is­ter’s of­fice and the min­istries of Cit­i­zens’ Pro­tec­tion and Ed­u­ca­tion. The Greek Po­lice con­firmed the pres­ence of a group of around 1,000 peo­ple gath­ered at the Ital­ian port of An­cona, be­lieved to be part of a move­ment that started in Frankfurt and is headed to Thes­sa­loniki for the so-called No Bor­der Camp.

“There is a ques­tion of se­cu­rity,” Mitkas said. “The univer­sity... can­not pre­vent break-ins or vi­o­la­tions with just a hand­ful of guards.”

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