Rou­vikonas party plans force fac­ulty shut­down

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With the an­ar­chist group Rou­vikonas said to be plan­ning a party to­day to “in­au­gu­rate” a room it has been oc­cu­py­ing at Athens Univer­sity’s School of Phi­los­o­phy for the past few weeks, Kathimerini un­der­stands that the fac­ulty will shut to stop the event go­ing ahead.

Mean­while aca­demics have ex­pressed their grow­ing ex­as­per­a­tion at the pres­ence of the anti-es­tab­lish­ment van­dals on the cam­pus.

Rou­vikonas, which has been hold­ing meet­ings for stu­dents in Room 516 of the fac­ulty on Wed­nes­days, is to­day said to be plan­ning a party with re­betiko mu­sic at the venue.

In com­ments to Kathimerini, his­tory pro­fes­sor Maria Efthimiou called on the state to “as­sume its po­lit­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­i­ties” and stop the oc­cu­pa­tion by the an­ar­chist group, which has drawn a stu­dent fol­low­ing. Mean­while the univer­sity’s rec­tor, Thanos Di­mopou­los, said the an­ar­chists’ pres­ence is ob­struct­ing prepa­ra­tions for events to mark the 200th an­niver­sary of the Greek War of In­de­pen­dence.

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