Hundreds of protesters in Manchester returned to the streets for a 2nd time to demand the repeal of a law passed which would increase police powers and restrict the right for assembly and demonstration, which would set caps on noisemaking and many other restrictions on free speech.
Hundreds of students returned to the streets of Thessaloniki for a 2nd consecutive day in opposition to a law passed on the 12th which reintroduces police to university campuses for the first time since 1975. Police attacked the protest, deploying tear gas and other chemical weapons against the crowd that had been peaceful until then.
Thousands of protesters in Thessaloniki marched after brutal police repression against a student occupation of the Aristotle University rector’s office, with 31 arrests being made and dozens of officers in riot gear blocking anyone from entering that area of the campus. As demonstrators pushed towards the courts, police released the 31 students to meet the elated crowd, singing chants against law enforcement.