Hundreds of protesters in Athens marched to decry a law recently passed by the Ministry of Education in Greece, which would allow for the creation of a national police force to enter universities for the first time since the fall of the military junta in 1974.
Around 60 protesters gathered in Heraklion in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the revolutionary communist 17N group who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens where he would receive better medical care and access to visitors.
Thousands of students and teachers in Athens took to the street in opposition to a piece of legislation proposed by Education Minister Niki Kerameos, which would remilitarize university campuses with police for the first time since 1975. Defying the quarantine which banned mass gatherings, demonstrators marched on the Propalyaea in the center of the city. A police presence was mostly absent, and no participants in the protest were arrested.