All schools in the Greek Attica are closed due to bad weather

© REUTERS / Alkis KonstantinidisНаводнение caused by heavy rains in Greece. 15 Nov 2017All schools in the Greek Attica are closed due to bad weather© REUTERS / Alkis Konstantinidis

The Governor of Attica Rena Fool ordered to close on Friday all schools in the capital region of Greece because of bad weather. The decision of the Governor published on Friday evening.

In Greece all week, the heavy rains that caused floods. In Attica, on 15 November, the victims of bad weather were 16 people.

«Due to extreme weather events and for the safety of students, the regional Governor of Attica, after consultation with the Ministry of education decided that tomorrow all the schools of Attica will be closed», — stated in the message.

Canceled classes in schools of primary and secondary education. In Piraeus will be closed and kindergartens.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three-day mourning on the walls of buildings, half-mast flags, canceled public events, with the exception of the commemorative events in connection with the anniversary of the events at the Polytechnic.

In November 1973, students occupied the University to protest against government interference in the activities of student unions. In the night from 16 to 17 November, tanks smashed gate University, during the assault were killed 23 people and over a thousand injured, although according to official data there were no casualties at all. Although the rebellion was suppressed, it led to mass protests, which resulted in the overthrow of the dictatorship «black colonels». Polytechnio day in Greece is celebrated every year on November 17. In this day held a demonstration to the U.S. Embassy.

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