University slams gov’t for not stopping sitin
The senate of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University yesterday hit out at the government for failing to stop the occupation of two of its faculties by hundreds of activists backing the pro-refugee No Border Camp that left widespread vandalism in its wake.
“The Aristotle University experienced a type of occupation over the past few days,” the statement said. “A group of Greek and foreign anti-establishment protesters organized a free campsite on the university campus, occupied two buildings, broke doors and painted on walls,” it said, adding that the university had expressed its opposition to the sitin. “Unfortunately the Greek state tolerated [the situation] and left the university to fend for itself,” it said.
The university called on local associations to oppose similar initiatives in the future.
Construction workers are busy at the building that is to become the conservative party’s new headquarters, on Pireos Street, in Moschato, southern Athens, yesterday. Cash-strapped New Democracy is set to move from its current premises on Syngrou Avenue, picked by former conservative premier Antonis Samaras five years ago, by the end of next month.